This veggie bagel sandwich is a simple lunch that’s ready in no time. Just toast a bagel. Then top it with a slathering of homemade hummus and fresh, crunchy sliced vegetables. Perfect for on the go!
Some things are perfect in their simplicity. A bagel sandwich is one of them!
A chewy bagel with a creamy spread & crisp vegetables just hits the spot.
This toasted bagel sandwich is topped with a generous schmear of homemade hummus, cucumber, onion, and bell pepper slices.
It’s an ideal warm weather lunch when you don’t want to turn on the stove. But really, a bagel sandwich sounds good any time of year.
I like to use crunchy vegetables in my bagel sandwich, so that it doesn’t get wilty if I’m not able to get to it right away.
Sturdy cucumbers, onions, and yellow bell peppers all stand up to a healthy spread of hummus without withering.
Are bagels vegan?
Very often bagels are vegan!
Make sure to check the ingredients on the bagels that you purchase as some of them aren’t vegan. They sometimes include an egg wash, cheese, or honey.
You can find vegan bagels at natural grocery stores in the bread aisle. I’m a fan of the pretzel bagels at Trader Joe’s.
Or you can pick up bagels from your favorite bagel bakery or even Bruegger’s.
(See what your options are in my post on vegan fast food. Rosemary olive oil, onion, or sun-dried tomato are my top picks!)
How to make a bagel sandwich
Here’s what you’ll need.
Slice a bagel with a knife or bagel guillotine. Then pop it into the toaster, cut sides out, and use the bagel setting.
Add the following to the toasted bagel:
- Bell pepper
Make it your own
It’s easy to tweak this recipe to suit your preferences & refrigerator staples.
Swap out or add to any of the vegetables with the following:
- Jalapeño slices
- Jarred artichoke hearts
- Sliced olives
- Shredded carrot
- Thinly sliced seitan chicken or vegan deli slices
Instead of plain hummus, use any of these spreads:
- Kalamata olive hummus
- Buffalo hummus
- Sun-dried tomato hummus
- Baba ganoush
- Jalapeño cashew cheese
- Vegan feta cheese (straight out of the blender or baked)
If you’re short on time or energy, use store-bought hummus, vegan cream cheese, or eggless mayo.
All out of bagels? Make a sandwich with any of these:
What to serve with it
This bagel sandwich can be a full meal on its own. Or serve it with something simple like potato chips or tortilla chips & salsa.
It also goes well with any of these side dishes:
Looking for more bagel sandwiches? Check out this vegan breakfast sandwich with eggy tofu & sausage.
Bagel sandwich with hummus & vegetables
- 1 bagel
- Generous schmear homemade hummus or store-bought
- Several slices cucumber thinly cut
- Several slices onion thinly cut
- Several slices bell pepper
- Toast bagel in toaster on bagel setting.
- Slather a generous schmear of hummus onto each toasted bagel half.
- Fill with several slices of thinly cut cucumber, onion, and bell pepper.
Content, recipe, and photos updated July 15, 2021. Originally posted January 17, 2017.