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Roasted zucchini, garlic and basil hummus sandwiches make for the perfect picnic fare on a warm spring or summer outing!
roasted zucchini, garlic and basil hummus sandwiches

Garden humblebragging – it’s a thing.

And it starts this weekend.

Get ready.


Yes, it’s that time of year when anyone with a yard starts bemoaning just how successful their zucchini plants are, and isn’t it so awful that they had to stuff their freezers with basil because their garden is just too prolific, and what are they going to do with all their jars of homegrown tomato sauce leftover from last year’s bountiful harvest when this year’s green zebras and brandywines come in.

While the rest of us with barely a quarter of a square of sidewalk to our names smile through clenched teeth and resist the urge to run rampant through their kale bouquets and pull up all their carrots before they’re ready.


At least, that was the summer I had resigned myself to until Miracle-Gro tapped me on the proverbial shoulder, handed me a bag of their new line of Organic Choice soil, and told me to go forth and garden!

In my apartment! No crazy lights or greenhouse temperatures necessary.

Ever the skeptic, it was with great trepidation that I buried some basil seeds under a mound of the soil, threw the whole pot on my windowsill, clicked my heels together three times and hoped for the best.


Lo and behold, you are now speaking to someone who has harvested just enough basil to make an amount of roasted garlic and basil hummus that might just feed an army.

It’s a tough life, but someone has to eat their way through it.

roasted garlic collage

I started out with basil because it seems like something that everyone and their kid sister can grow, but now I think I’m ready to attempt bigger and juicier things.

And when there are homegrown heirloom tomato bouquets at my November wedding, you will know why.


If you’ve ever dabbled with the idea of gardening – outdoor, windowsill, or otherwise – then you should definitely check out Miracle-Gro Organic Choice! I love that I don’t have to worry about any weirdo chemicals transmitting from the soil to my plants and then to my belly when I eat them. In addition, make sure you check out the Miracle-Gro Learn And Grow website for tons of tips and edible gardening inspiration!


Now, a little more about these sandwiches.

Dairy free and perfect for picnicking, they are stuffed with a double layer of creamy roasted garlic and basil hummus, a middle layer of caramelized roasted zucchini coins, and topped off with a handful of fresh spinach.

Summer’s best in every bite.


Roasted Zucchini, Garlic and Basil Hummus Sandwiches
Roasted zucchini, garlic and basil hummus sandwiches make for the perfect picnic fare on a warm spring or summer outing!
Yield: 4 sandwiches
  • 1 head garlic
  • 4 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 2 zucchini, thinly sliced into coins
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 4 cups cooked chickpeas
  • ⅓ cup packed basil
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 8 slices bread
  1. Heat oven to 400F.
  2. Peel away the outer layers of the garlic skin, leaving the skin on individual cloves intact. Cut ¼-1/2 inch off the top of the garlic, exposing the cloves.
  3. In a small dutch oven, pour 1 tbsp olive oil over the garlic and roll it around so that the whole head gets a coating of it. Cover and roast for 45-60 minutes, or until garlic becomes soft and caramelized. Let cool so that you can touch it without burning yourself.
  4. Meanwhile, spread the zucchini slices on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush with a tbsp of olive oil and sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Roast for 20-30 minutes, or until caramelized and browned.
  5. To make the hummus, in the bowl of a food processor, combine the chickpeas, basil, tahini, remaining 2 tbsp olive oil, and salt and black pepper to taste. Process until smooth, adding in water as necessary to get a spreadable consistency.
  6. Spread the hummus onto each of the bread slices. Top half of them with the zucchini and the spinach, and then cover with a second slice of bread.
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Serving size: 1 sandwich

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46 Responses to Roasted Zucchini, Garlic and Basil Hummus Sandwiches

  1. I don’t have a garden, so I’m totally going to live through you. Humble brag awaaaaaaaaaay! And this sandwich is super rad. Love!

  2. Love the sound of these sandwiches, great way to use courgettes.

  3. I definitely want a sandwich and truly need one of those basil planters!

  4. Brian says:

    Now I’m craving roasted garlic. I could eat that whole head.

  5. Sune Moolman says:

    Although I really enjoy chickpeas, I can’t bring myself to actually like hummus.
    Now basil hummus on the other hand sounds like my kind of spread.
    Thanks! 🙂

  6. These sandwiches are lovely! You’re right – perfect for a picnic.
    And I love your little mini garden! 🙂

  7. Leah Davis says:

    Eekk! I’ve been blaming my lack of growing things on the fact that we don’t have much of a yard, but now I have no excuse! You are giving me inspiration to get things growing 🙂 This looks like a delicious summer sandwich! I’m always looking to try new kinds of hummus too, so I’ll have to give this a go.

  8. debbie says:

    Can you pack this up and sent this down to me in Virginia for lunch today? Looks great Joanne. Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. Monica says:

    This sandwich looks out of this world good! I love hummus as a spread and roasted garlic on anything. You know, I have never been a gardener but after seeing/hearing so much the last couple of years from bloggers, I am now the proud owner of 3 herb plants. I like to start small : ) …and I can really see how a person can get hooked on it.

  10. Love your picture of the cooked garlic!

  11. Love your beautiful pics Joanne – so fun that you have a garden this summer!

  12. I love the insane about of basil in these, YUMMMMM!

  13. Tahnycooks says:

    I haven’t touch my yard yet for the long winter we just had! And my garden has become my sons sand box. oh well!

    This sandwich looks great and I would love to be eating it as I sit on my porch looking at my unplanted garden!

  14. SallyBR says:

    The first photo made me go into severe drooling…. awesome!

  15. Wow. So simple yet so beautiful! Love all the pictures!!
    Have a nice weekend, Joanne!

  16. Garlic and hummus are 2 of my favorite things so this sandwich is definitely calling out to me! Yummaay. 🙂

  17. Danguole says:

    Awesome job on the basil! I had a windowsill garden a couple years ago. It got a little out of control–I wanted ALL THE HERBS RUSSIAN TARRAGON YESPLEASEWHYNOT.

  18. Kate says:

    I love hummus on my sandwich. So much better than mayo.

  19. Oh mu goodness yum. These sandwiches are making me SO hungry. Good time it’s almost lunch..
    Also, I am SO wanting to have a windowsill garden! You have inspired me to try 🙂

  20. Veronica says:

    LOL – gardenhumblebragging. haha! So true. That’s great you’re growing your own basil now! I had some last year and shamefully only used it once before the plant died. 🙁 And that was to top some really junky peach-lemon dumplings! For shame for shame. This is such a better use and has me droolling. Had to pin it and am craving it enough I might actually make it (are you like me and only make like 1 out of 1,000 recipes you pin? lol).

  21. Congratulations on your first garden efforts! Growing anything in AZ is a challenge but I keep trying. I should probably try zucchini. It seems to be pretty prolific elsewhere, and then I could make your lovely sandwich!

  22. Beth says:

    What a delicious sandwich! Have a great weekend, Joanne.

  23. Eileen says:

    NOM. Eat all the hummus! This definitely sounds perfect for garden season. 🙂

  24. Once I bake my first loaf of bread (hopefully next week) I’m definitely going to try out this sandwich idea!

  25. P says:

    Would love to have this sandwich with a glass of iced tea, and then sit outside in the sunny weather and read a good book!

  26. gloria says:

    Joanne trhis sandwich look amazing and love roasted zucchinis!

  27. I love to spread my bread with homemade hummus too. This is a wholesome sandwich, Joanne.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  28. Nothing tastes better than home grown 🙂

  29. I am just picturing you running through the neighbourhood pulling up carrrots and with one of these sandwiches in your hand!! Haha!
    Great idea for a sandwich! I love zucchini cooked in a pan with olive oil but have never tried roasting it. Sounds absolutely delicious, though. Have a great weekend, Joanne!

  30. What a beautifully healthy and refreshing sandwich, roasted zucchini must be magic with hummus 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  31. Deena Kakaya says:

    That garlic looks seductive. I am utterly taking your sandwich recipe to next picnic we go on x

  32. We too have been planting- so excited for the seeds to start sprouting! 🙂 This is an interesting combo, never would have thought of it!

  33. That is one good looking sandwich, and I love the tip on Miracle Grow, I am pretty much a lost cause when it comes to gardening, but maybe it could turn that around for me!!

  34. I feel your basil pride – I have some doing wonderfully in my tiny courtyard garden, and it fills me with joy. I will never complain about too much garden produce though! This looks like a great way to put fresh ingredients to excellent use.

  35. Teffy Perk says:

    For some reason I’ve been loving sandwiches lately! I even crave them!
    So anything that combines my latest obsession with my life passion (hummus) is a winner in my book!

    {Teffy’s Perks} X

  36. Lynna says:

    I`m envious of people with green thumbs, since I`m definitely not a gardener. But, how awesome is it to have your own basil!! It`s rewarding to add your own home-grown foods into your meals, huh?

  37. Johanna GGG says:

    I would be coveting your gardening if only I wasn’t so busy admiring your photographing that bread’s texture – sounds like great sandwiches

  38. Zainab says:

    I am always so envious of people with gardens. With only a porch in my name I only get to do potted herbs over the summer. That garlic looks amazing!! Love the sandwich.

  39. Hotly Spiced says:

    Beautiful images, Joanne, especially that first photo that I also saw on Instagram. I love this dairy-free sandwich and it makes me want to head outside for a picnic xx

  40. This looks amazing, definitely the best sandwich combination! Love the idea!

  41. I have a garden. Yay! And snails and aphids. Boo 🙁 Looooove this sandwich!

  42. Reeni says:

    Think of the bright side – you won’t have to deal with snakes in your garden! There was a big one in ours today and I am not happy. This sandwich would fix me right up! The hummus sounds incredibly yummy and I can’t help but love zucchini on a sandwich!

  43. rika@vm says:

    Mmmmm that hummus sandwich looks divine with the roasted zucchini and garlic…miam miam miam. Beautiful!

  44. grace says:

    i love me some hummus, and this is a great version of it and a fine way to consume it! i feel more healthy just looking at this sammy. 🙂

  45. This looks like such a delicious sammich! And yay for growing things in small spaces. I have a very modest container garden on my patio and wish I had more space to grow. Garden fresh veggies are the best!

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