Very Veggie Bagel Sandwich Recipe

Ingredients

  • Your Favorite Bagel: Everything, plain, whole wheat, cinnamon raisin…anything goes!
  • Cream Cheese: Plain, flavored (chive and onion, herb, etc.), or even a vegan cream cheese alternative.
  • Hummus: Adds an extra savory depth. (Optional)
  • Tomato: 1-2 thick slices. Use a ripe, flavorful variety.
  • Cucumber: Several thin slices, English/hothouse cucumbers work well
  • Red Onion: Thinly sliced for a bit of a bite.
  • Avocado: 1/4-1/2 ripe avocado, sliced.
  • Sprouts: Alfalfa, radish, or your choice
  • Salt and Pepper: To taste
  • Optional: Arugula or mixed greens for an extra peppery kick.

Instructions

1. Prep the Bagel: Slice your bagel in half and toast it to your desired level of crispness.

2. Spread the Love: Spread a generous amount of cream cheese on one bagel half. If you’re using hummus, spread a layer of that on the other half.

3. Layer the Veggies: Start with the tomato slices on the cream cheese side, seasoning lightly with salt and pepper. Then, add cucumber, red onion, and avocado slices.

4. More Greens (Optional): If you’d like, add a small handful of arugula or mixed greens on top of your avocado.

5. Sprout Power: Top it off with a generous layer of sprouts for freshness and crunch.

6. Assemble and Enjoy: Place the other bagel half on top, gently press down, slice your sandwich in half, and savor the delightful veggie goodness!

Tasty Twists

Cheese Please: Instead of, or in addition to cream cheese, try a slice of your favorite cheese (provolone, Havarti, Muenster, or a vegan cheese).

Dress it Up! A drizzle of balsamic glaze, olive oil, or a squeeze of lemon juice can add flavor complexity

Spice It Up: Add a touch of hot sauce or sprinkle red pepper flakes for a little heat.

Pro Tip: Using quality, fresh ingredients makes a huge difference! Ripe tomatoes, creamy avocado, and crunchy sprouts elevate this simple sandwich.

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