Thursday the 1 Trip To Trader Joe’s + $20 = 5 Easy Vegan Dinners menu calls for making Roasted Carrot Soup with Caramelized Onion & Hummus Sandwich. It may sound like this is more work since we’re making both a soup and a sandwich with homemade hummus, but they are both quick and easy to make. Hopefully you roasted your carrots and garlic over the weekend and are ready to go.
The soup recipe calls for “cumin roasted carrots”, but the roasting directions didn’t mention anything about seasoning the carrots with cumin. Fear not, the soup will come out perfectly if you add 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin to the pot when you add the carrots. And it’s not necessary to saute the onion and garlic in a separate pan. Save yourself a dirty dish and saute them in the pot you are using to cook the soup.
Instead of a loaf of ciabatta, I made the sandwiches with toasted Food For Life gluten-free brown rice bread which is sold at Trader Joe’s. Be aware that the Trader Joe’s brand gluten-free bread is not vegan.
This is a great sandwich, perfect for an simple meal on a Thursday.
I really like how easy it is to make this hummus, and it’s nice that you don’t need any tahini since not everyone keeps that in their refrigerator. I think the sunflower seeds are a good substitution.
I might add some other ingredients to this sandwich, such as spinach or lettuce, tomatoes, roasted red pepper, cucumber, or even olives.
The carrot soup is nice and smooth (I used an immersion blender) and goes well with the sandwich.
What did you think of this dinner? Let me know in the comments. Friday, the last day of the 1 Trip To Trader Joe’s + $20 = 5 Easy Vegan Dinners Challenge, we will be making Vegetarian Noodle Stir-Fry.