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The Greek Hero

The Greek HeroGreek-style vegetarian hero sandwich made with hummus, roasted red peppers, cucumber, red onion, tomato, feta cheese, romaine lettuce and kalamata olives.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (15-ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
Salt and ground black pepper, to taste

1 loaf French bread (about 15 inches long)
2 roasted red peppers, cut into strips
1/2 medium cucumber, sliced
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
2 small tomatoes, sliced
2 ounces crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
4 leaves romaine lettuce
Kalamata or ripe olives, as garnish

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Hummus: Coarsely mash garbanzo beans. Mix in remaining ingredients, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.
  2. For Sandwich: Slice bread in half lengthwise. Spread bottom half of bread with Hummus. Layer with roasted peppers, cucumber, onion, and tomatoes and sprinkle with feta cheese. Top with romaine lettuce and top half of bread.
  3. Cut sandwich into 4 equal pieces. Garnish with olives.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 383; Fat 9g; % Calories from Fat 20; Calcium 98mg; Carbohydrate 62g; Folate 118mcg; Sodium 829mg; Protein 14g; Dietary Fiber 8g; Cholesterol 5mg.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of The Bean Education & Awareness Network.