Chipotle-Spiked Hummus and Avocado Sandwich: A Quick and Easy At-Home Lunch

hummus-avocado sandwich

Staying home with my children has its rewards, but there are definitely things I miss about the working life. Like:

  • Reading on the subway.
  • Periods of time longer than 30 seconds where I do not have to speak to anyone.
  • The occasional lunch-hour haircut or Anthropologie run.

And, speaking of lunch — lunch itself.

Even if I was only eating in front of my computer, I looked forward to lunch and really considered what I was going to get. I often made an effort to seek out new places. I read Midtown Lunch. I would travel out of my way for the Daisy May chili cart. The hunt for a better lunch was always on.

Staying home, that doesn’t happen so much. I eat a lot of turkey sandwiches and salads. Even when I get creative with the ingredients, it still comes down to a lot of turkey sandwiches and salads.

The other day, I tried something a little different — with basic ingredients I routinely have on-hand — and it was pretty delish, if I do say so myself. Even pretty on the plate (please note, above.)

Here’s what I made:

I took some of the smoky chipotle-chiles in adobo sauce that I always have in the fridge, and stirred it into a couple tablespoons of hummus. I spread that on a generous piece of crunchy, toasted whole wheat bread.

Then I scooped out some avocado, mashed it up with salt and pepper, and spread that on top of the hummus. Topped that with a little fresh (not from a jar) salsa, and finished it all off with LOTS of chopped chives from our first CSA haul.

Had it with some fresh-squeezed lemonade that I made muh-self.


Got an easy, go-to, at-home lunch idea that ventures beyond roast turkey on toast? I’m listening….


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