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Spicy Carrot & Hummus Sandwich

Spicy Carrot & Hummus Sandwich with sauteed carrots, garlic, caraway seeds, and red pepper flakes on your favorite bread with hummus is healthy, easy to make, and full of great flavor!

side angle view of carrot and hummus sandwich on a white plate.

I am loving making my way through all the wonderful vegan, plant-based meals I come across!

This quick and easy sandwich was absolutely lovely! I used my own homemade artisan bread too. How does it get any better than that!?

It’s an amazing sandwich that makes great use of caraway seeds (because they are delicious). I would have never thought of this myself, so thank goodness my eyes are always open for the next inspiration – and there is a lot of inspiration out there!

This healthy spicy carrot sandwich was created by the British chef Nick Sandler, for Paul, Stella & Mary McCartney’s book, The Meat Free Monday Cookbook. Recipe adapted from Food & Wine.

It’s a minimal-ingredient recipe full of terrific flavor. Add this to your must-try list. You will not be disappointed!

top down view of ingredients used to make healthy spicy carrot and hummus sandwich.

Ingredient Notes

In this healthy recipe, carrots, garlic, and caraway seeds are sauteed and served between slices of bread slathered with hummus for a quick and easy vegan sandwich!

Here is everything you will need:

  • Carrots – I recommend grating your own carrots instead of buying them pre-shredded because grating at home makes a better cut.
  • Garlic – Use fresh or store-bought minced.
  • Caraway seeds – These healthy seeds add a distinct flavor. Get more from your seeds with these caraway seed recipes.
  • Red pepper flakes – Add a hint of spicy flavor, and can be optional.
  • Hummus – Use store-bought (my favs are Cedar’s or Good & Gather) or make this homemade Hummus.
  • Bread – Use your favorite store-bought or make homemade Artisan Bread.
  • Cilantro – Adds a herbaceousness, and can be optional if you are not a fan.
  • Salt + Pepper – As always, use to taste.
top down view showing the process of prepping carrots and garlic on a cutting board.

How To Make Spicy Carrot & Hummus Sandwich

  • Grate the carrots and slice the garlic.
side by side photos showing the process of sauting spice carrot mix in cast iron pan.
  • Saute the carrots, garlic, fennel seeds, and red pepper flakes.
top down view showing the process of assembling carrot hummus sandwiches.
  • Toast your bread (or not), and spread hummus on both sides because hummus is amazing!
  • Add your carrot mixture along with a few sprigs of cilantro.
side angle view of carrot and hummus sandwich on a white plate.
  • Top with the other slice of slathered bread.
  • Slice in half as shown below.

Now you are ready to enjoy. It’s a great sandwich any time of day!

Serving Suggestions

This carrot sandwich is great alone but can be made into a well-rounded meal with any of the following:

More Sandwich Recipes!

head on view of carrot and hummus sandwich sliced in half and stacked on a white plate.

If you try this easy carrot sandwich recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment and rate it below. I love to hear what you think, or any changes you make.



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Made with 8 simple ingredients this quick and easy Spicy Carrot Sandwich with hummus is full of great flavor!

  • Author: Julie | The Simple Veganista
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: saute
  • Diet: Vegan


  • 23 large carrots, coarsely grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds, cumin would be nice too
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • himalayan/mineral salt, to taste
  • four slices bread of choice (french, sourdough, rye or whole grain would pair nicely)
  • hummus to spread
  • cilantro
  • cracked pepper, optional


Saute carrots: In skillet heat oil over medium, add the carrots, garlic, caraway seeds and season with salt and red pepper. Cook until carrots have softened, about 4 minutes. Let cool.

Prep bread: Toast or grill your bread, or leave as is.

Assemble: Layer both sides of bread with hummus (I do both sides because I have hummus love). Add carrot mixture, top with cilantro and season with black pepper.

Serves 2


To make your own fresh, four ingredient, no knead bread, check my recipe here: No Knead Artisan Bread: Short Rise and/or No Knead Artisan Bread: Long Rise

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  1. Julie | The Simple Veganista says:

    The recipe has not been changed – we wouldn’t dare. ;) I only updated with new photos and helpful tips. We love the recipe as is, and it’s just delicious as always! Enjoy

  2. I’ve been trying to eat less meat and was super glad this recipe was delicious! I made it simpler by roasting baby carrots whole instead of grating it, and it still tasted great :)

  3. Super easy and delish! Thanks for this great recipe!

  4. Absolutely delicious! :)

  5. Thank you for expanding my carrot world :) I just served this on an open face pita with fresh basil. I made it open faced so I could have twice the carrots. Totally impressed with this simple and delicious recipe. Thanks for the inspiration. – JillP.s. my "my no knead" bread is rising right now. I'll let you know how my first bread attempt goes.

    1. julie@thesimpleveganista says:

      I love your idea of serving with pita and fresh basil! This is a favorite of mine…I must make it soon. Hope your bread turned out great. Nothing like using your own bread with this recipe. Cheers! :)

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