We’re whipping up the ultimate Hummus Bagel with Veggies, perfect for anyone looking to eat healthier in just 8 minutes. Plus, you can either make a bagel sandwich or keep your bagel open-faced depending on your preference!

So if you’ve got a soft spot for hummus and a penchant for hassle-free cooking, read on because you’re in the right place.

Bagel with hummus, veggies, and sprouts cut open in half.

In this post you’ll learn:

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • Quick and Easy: Whipping up this delightful dish takes mere minutes. Perfect for beginners or busy bees. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈβ±οΈ
  • Healthy recipe: Packed with plant protein from the hummus and all the nutrition from the vegetables, combined with a wholemeal bagel, it’s a simple and healthy lunch for all! πŸ’ͺ
  • Hummus Heaven: A generous slather of creamy hummus which I bet is why you’re here reading this post 🀀
  • The Bagel: Alright, if you’re not here for the hummus. I bet you’re here for the bagel. This recipe is versatile enough that you can use any of your favorite bagels!
  • Customizable Options: Mix and match your veggies, and a sprinkle of black pepper for that extra kick. 🌢️
  • Have it Your Way: Make it a traditional veggie bagel sandwich or an open-faced masterpiece – it’s your choice!

Is hummus good on a bagel?

You bet! Otherwise, I won’t spend the time to share this recipe with you all! πŸ˜‰

Hummus brings creamy and savory flavors that pair beautifully with various toppings. Some of my favorite pairing (that are included in this recipe) are with olives, red onion, and tomatoes! Other popular flavor duo includes aubergine, roasted bell peppers, cucumber, and carrots!

Ingredients

These are all the vegetables that go well on their own with hummus and bagel. So when combined, you can imagine how yummy it gets!

Ingredients for hummus on a bagel with labels.
  • Wholemeal Bagel: A hearty, fiber-rich bread base to make this recipe packed with nutrients.
    • I used wholemeal since it packs more fiber and antioxidants, which have been found to protect against obesity, cancer, and diabetes as mentioned in this WebMD article.
    • Feel free to substitute with your favorite savory bagel such as everything bagel, sesame seed, poppy seed, onion & garlic, tomato bagel, et cetera!
  • Hummus: Creamy and savory, this spread adds depth and flavor to your creation. You can either make this 5-minute Hummus recipe (with or without garlic), or get a store-bought variation.
  • Tomato Slices: Fresh and juicy tomato slices for that vibrant burst of flavor.
  • Olives: To bring a touch of Mediterranean zest.
  • Red Onion: Adds a hint of zing and its crunch pairs super well with the creamy hummus.

And some optional vegetables:

  • Sprouts (Optional, but recommended): Crisp and refreshing, these sprouts really give an extra texture to the bagel, which is super nice!
    • The first time I had some sprouts on my bagel was at this bagel shop on campus during my exchange to the US, and I can never go back!
  • Cucumber (Optional): Cool and crunchy cucumber slices for extra texture.
  • Avocado (Optional): Creamy avocado slices to elevate your veggie bagel sandwich’s richness.
  • Black Pepper (Optional): A pinch of black pepper for that bit of a gentle kick.

Step-by-step Instructions

Slice your bagel and toast it using a toaster, a pan, or an oven at 425Β°F for 3-4 minutes.

Spread hummus on both bagel halves.

Option 1: Hummus Bagel Sandwich

For the Bagel Sandwich Version, layer the vegetables on the bottom half. Start with the ‘heavier’ vegetables such as avocado, and finish with the lighted vegetables such as sprouts and olives.

Sprinkle black pepper if desired, and top with the remaining bagel half.

Option 2: Open-Faced Bagel with Hummus

For the Open-Faced Bagel Version, add your veggies to the hummus bagel. You can add the vegetable one type at a time or, add multiple veggies at once.

Sprinkle black pepper and serve immediately!

Six hummus bagel halves, with tomatoes, olives, and red onions as toppings.

Top Tips

  1. Feel free to use your favorite bagel variety, whether it’s the robust Everything Bagel or even a soft, buttery Brioche Bagel.
    • Trust your taste buds – if it sounds delicious, it probably is!
  2. Sprouts bring a unique texture to your bagel, so if you can find them at your local grocery store, I highly recommend giving them a go!
  3. You can also use flavored hummus such as tomato hummus, or bell pepper hummus. Again, if it sounds delish, it probably is!
  4. You only need to lightly toast your hummus, especially if you’re not eating it right away. If you toast it for too long, it might be hard to eat.
  5. Be sure to read the ingredients list to make sure that your bagel is vegan if you care about it! Because some producers use egg wash or honey.

Elevate your Bagel (More Hummus on Bagel Ideas!)

Elevate your hummus and bagel by incorporating some of these ingredients. Experiment with them so you can really make this recipe your own!

  • grilled eggplant πŸ† (TFJ readers’ favorite! 😍)
  • roasted peppers
  • sun-dried tomatoes β˜€οΈπŸ…
  • artichoke hearts
  • pumpkin or sweet potato slices πŸŽƒπŸ 
  • pickles πŸ₯’
  • pineapple rings 🍍

And add some of the greens below (since green leafy vegetables are classified as a “powerhouse” vegetable according to this CDC research paper) to pack it with even more micronutrients! πŸ’š

  • arugula
  • spinach
  • your favorite herbs!
Everything bagel with hummus breakfast sandwich on a white plate, straight on shot.

What can I put on bagels besides cream cheese?

Savory Options

Beyond cream cheese, you can top your bagel with many ingredients such as hummus in this Bagel with Hummus recipe, or with various mayo and aiolis recipe (such as my Kimchi Aioli, Gochujang Aioli, and Tandoori Mayonnaise) flavor. Of course you can add other vegetables to your bagel to make it a meal.

P.S. It also pairs really well with my Caramelized Onions and Mushroom recipe!

To make it a full meal, serve it with a light salad bowl and/or a bowl of hearty warm soup.

Sweet Options

For sweet options, try pairing it with my vegan Nutella (sugar free, with dates), peanut butter, jam, or even some vegan quark for a delightful twist. Top with some of your favorite fruits and you’re good to go!

Bagel with hummus and vegetables cut in two, with white parchment paper in the background.

Storage and Meal Prep Instructions

Storage: I recommend serving these bagels fresh.

However, you can store the bagel in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Note that the texture might change when refrigerated. Be sure to warm it up before serving for maximum flavor!

Meal prep: You can pre-cut and prepare the veggies and store them in separate containers, making assembly a breeze when you’re ready to enjoy your hummus bagel.

Then simply toast your bagel and assemble before you consume it!

Freezing: Do NOT freeze the fully assembled bagel with veggies, as the fresh vegetables do not freeze well.

You can freeze just the bagels, and make this recipe with frozen bagels. But please do not attempt to freeze an assembled bagel with hummus.

Two hands holding an opened bagel hummus with vegetables.

FAQ

Can I use a different type of bagel?

Absolutely! Feel free to use your favorite bagel variety, whether it’s plain, multi-seed, or something more adventurous like an everything or brioche bagel.

Can I freeze this recipe?

No please do not attempt to freeze an assembled bagel and hummus. However, you can freeze just the bagels, and make this recipe with frozen instead of fresh bagels.

What can I eat with a bagel for breakfast?

For a hearty breakfast, enjoy your bagel with some hummus and your favorite vegetable.

If you prefer a lighter option, go for this vegan quark option, topped with some fresh fruit, or a drizzle of your favorite plant-based sweetener to kickstart your day.

You can also make a sweet combo, just like how you eat your toast!

Are bagel sandwiches a thing?

Yes! Stack those bagels on top of each other like you would do a sandwich, or a burger for that matter.
Plus, it looks really good when cut open! Great #forthegram 😁

Looking for more Easy Lunch Recipes?

🍣 For packable lunches, try my Shiitake Sushi Roll, my Kimchi Sushi, or my Kappa Maki (Cucumber Roll) recipe.

Or check out my 3-minute Marinated Tofu recipe, which pairs great with my Vegan Rainbow Poke Bowl 🌈πŸ₯— recipe!

If you want some heatπŸ”₯, check out my Creamy Tandoori Pasta recipe, my toss-and-forget Tandoori Vegetables Platter, or my Gochujang Ramen recipe🍜.

Six hummus bagel with veggies, open-faced with tomatoes, olives, and red onion.
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Hummus Bagel with Veggies (Sandwich + 3 Open-faced Combos)

The ultimate Hummus Bagel with Veggies, a healthy lunch in just 8 minutes. You can either make a bagel sandwich or keep your bagel open-faced depending on your preference!
Prep Time3 minutes
Assembling Time5 minutes
Total Time8 minutes
Course: Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bagel with hummus, hummus bagel, hummus on bagel, veggie bagel sandwich
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 281kcal
Author: Jem @ The Fruity Jem

Ingredients

The Veggies:

  • 3-4 slices tomato obtained by slicing a tomato crosswise (I used cherry tomatoes)
  • 7 pieces olives sliced in half
  • β…™ small red onion thinly sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons sprouts (Optional, but recommended)
  • 5 slices cucumber (Optional)
  • ΒΌ avocado, sliced (Optional)
  • a sprinkle of black pepper (Optional)

Instructions

  • Slice your bagel into two, if it hasn't been cut. Then toast your bagel.
    Three options for toasting: you can just use a toaster, or toast it on a hot pan for about 3 minutes in high heat, or put it in the oven at 425 F for 3-4 minutes.
  • Spread the hummus on both halves of the bagel.

Option 1: Bagel Sandwich

  • If using the optional avocado, cucumber, and sprouts, top them now to the same bottom half of the bagel.
    Start with the bulkier vegetables with flat surfaces first such as the avocado and cucumber, then finish with the lighter vegetables such as the sprouts, and then the tomatoes and olives.
  • Once done, sprinkle some black pepper if using. Then put the remaining half of the bagel on top and enjoy!

Option 2: Open-Faced Bagel

  • Add your chosen vegetable to each half of the bagel. You can opt to go with one vegetable at a time like I did here, or add more vegetables at a time!
  • Sprinkle some black pepper if using and serve immediately.

Notes

Top Tips
  • Feel free to use your favorite type of bagel such as Everything Bagel or even Brioche Bagel. If you think the pairing sounds yummy, it probably is!
  • The sprouts really add an extra layer of texture to your sandwich so if you can find it at your grocery store, I highly recommend getting it!
  • You can also use flavored hummus such as tomato hummus, or bell pepper hummus. Again, if it sounds delish, it probably is!
    1. You only need to lightly toast your hummus, especially if you’re not eating it right away. If you toast it for too long, it might be hard to eat.
    Other Vegetables Options
    • Take your hummus bagel up a notch by adding some of these ingredients: roasted peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke, pumpkin/sweet potato slices, pickles, pineapple rings, arugula, spinach, or your favorite herb
      • Definitely experiment with which vegetables you like to add to this bagel so you can really customize and make it your own recipe!
    Storage Notes
    • This recipe is best served fresh so I recommend cutting the vegetables beforehand, but only toast and assemble the bagel just before serving. Toasting and assembling should only take 5-10 minutes.
    • If you are really tight on time, feel free to store the bagel in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
      • Be sure to warm it up before serving though!