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Hommous and Salad Rolls

Vegan. Serves 2 – 3

I found lunches to be the most difficult adapt in a low-fat vegan diet. This is one of my favourite lunches.

Lebanese bread is a thin, yeasted flatbread, a bit like a larger thinner version of pita bread. This filling also works well on conventional sandwiches.

This recipe is best made with very fresh Lebanese bread. Warm older bread in the oven or microwave before filling

Hommous is a wonderful dip made from chickpeas. If you can’t buy it ready made then make it yourself using the recipe on this site. Hommous is generally vegan safe but read the ingredient list carefully.

The salad ingredients are only a suggestion. Use your imagination or whatever you have available.


  • 2 –3 large lettuce leaves washed and dried
  • 1 large ripe tomato, cut vertically into 9 segments
  • ½ cucumber sliced
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and grated (shredded)
  • thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons of pine nuts (pine kernels, pignoli), or other nuts, toasted
  • 100g hommous
  • 3 pieces Lebanese bread
  • 3 paper napkins


  1. Take one piece of Lebanese of Lebanese bread and spread one side liberally with hommous.
  2. Layer a third of the salad ingredients in a strip down the middle of the bread, on top of the hommous, leaving a 1 ½ inch space at the bottom.
  3. Sprinkle on some toasted pine nuts
  4. Fold the bottom of the bread up over the filling then fold in the sides to make a fairly tight roll. Wrap a folded paper napkin around the bottom of the roll to stop it unrolling.
  5. Repeat with remaining bread


Vegan. Makes 1 cup approx.

Tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds. You could substitute a nut butter of some sort.

Vary ingredients like the tahini, lemon juice, garlic and soy sauce to taste. You can use fresh garlic instead of the powder.


  • 1 300g can (approx 1 cup) of chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
  • 2 –3 teaspoons tahini
  • 2 –3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Ό - ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • thinly sliced red onion
  • 2 teaspoons tamari or other soy sauce
  • ½ cup of water


  1. Place the chick peas in a food processor and process until fairly finely ground
  2. Add the tahini, lemon juice, garlic powder and soy sauce.
  3. Start the food processor again and slowly add the water while the machine is running
  4. Keep processing until the hommous is smooth and creamy, adding more water if necessary to get a smooth, easily spreadable consistency.

Last modified: 18-Jul-2021