One Amazing Sandwich

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Please, please make this sandwich ASAP.  It was truly amazing.  And so simple!


In between two slices of bread:


  • Hummus (any flavor would do, but mine was a white bean and basil type from Trader Joe’s)
  • Goat cheese
  • Mashed warm kidney beans (drained and rinsed)


And it looked pretty, too!


Some steamed greens (it was a blend bag – collard greens, mustard, kale, and something else delicious) with a little sea salt. 


Some mint chocolates for dessert.


Katie is coming over shortly, and then we’re going on a nice, long (hot) walk.  I really need a workout lunch break!  Been staring at a screen for far too long.



  • Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet June 24, 2011, 12:59 pm

    I make this sandwich combo ALL THE TIME! Except I’ll sometimes throw in a fried egg 🙂 Have a great time with Sweet Tater!

  • Caroline @ The G-Spot June 24, 2011, 1:01 pm

    This isn’t gluten-free bread, is it? If so, you must tell me what it is because it looks wonderful! 🙂

    • Caitlin June 24, 2011, 1:01 pm

      Tis! It’s Glutino Flax.

      • Caroline @ The G-Spot June 24, 2011, 1:04 pm

        (I meant to post the comment below up here — oops!) Yum. I’ve always stick to a few tried-and-trues, but I am definitely going to pick this up at the store next time. Thanks for sharing!

  • Caroline @ The G-Spot June 24, 2011, 1:03 pm

    Yum. I’ve always stick to a few tried-and-trues, but I am definitely going to pick this up at the store next time. Thanks for sharing!

  • Marissa June 24, 2011, 1:04 pm

    Wish you posted a bit sooner! I couldn’t decide what I wanted for lunch and spent half an hour staring into the fridge before cobbling together a mediocore salad and scrambled eggs, lol… the sandwich looks great!

  • chloe @ 321delish June 24, 2011, 1:04 pm

    I have never mashed kidney beans…hmmmmm

  • Sana June 24, 2011, 1:04 pm

    You can’t go wrong with hummus and cheeseee!

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) June 24, 2011, 1:11 pm

    I have that hummus and oh my god it is good!

  • Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) June 24, 2011, 1:12 pm

    That sammie does sound SUPER tasty. Def going to try it out !

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat June 24, 2011, 1:13 pm

    Sounds delicious Caitlin, and I love the purple!! I was just outside for my lunch break and even though it’s overcast and slightly rainy, it’s amazing what an outdoor lunch break can do for your energy!

  • Amanda June 24, 2011, 1:24 pm

    I might be more likely to eat kidney beans that way. I hate the pop when you bite into them!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey June 24, 2011, 1:28 pm

    That does look like an amazing sandwich! Lucky me, I just bought some kidney beans!

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen June 24, 2011, 1:30 pm

    Lunch breaks are the best! If it wasn’t raining here for the 3rd day in a row I would be doing the same!

  • Khushboo June 24, 2011, 1:42 pm

    U sold the sandwich to me when you said ‘goat cheese’…best thing ever!

  • Lauri ( June 24, 2011, 1:53 pm

    Mmmm… I bet that sandwich was FUN (messy) to eat! Hummus, beans and goat cheese are 3 of my favorite things, so I am sure it was YUMMY too!

    I’m taking a break from the screen in 5, 4, 3….

  • The Teenage Taste June 24, 2011, 2:08 pm

    Wow! That sandwich is amazing, indeed! I must try it as soon as I pick up some goat cheese. Yum! 😀

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife June 24, 2011, 2:10 pm

    Oh that TOTALLY needs to be made, ASAP around here!! Thanks for the idea 🙂

  • Michelle (The Runner's Plate) June 24, 2011, 2:20 pm

    I’m always looking for easy, delicious sandwiches for lunch–thanks for sharing!

  • Katie (Sweet Tater) June 24, 2011, 2:25 pm

    kidney beans don’t get enough credit.

  • giordin June 24, 2011, 2:34 pm

    that looks delicious!

    you have some of the most random, unique, and delicious looking, quick recipe ideas. i mean that in a good way! i love it!

  • Michele June 24, 2011, 2:35 pm

    Beans on top of beans- now thats my kind of sandwich 🙂

  • Sonia (the Mexigarian) June 24, 2011, 3:21 pm

    that bread looks divine. I must find it!

  • Claire @ Live and Love to Eat June 24, 2011, 3:32 pm

    Trader Joes hummus + goat cheese + ANYTHING = delish 😉

  • Rachel Starr June 24, 2011, 3:34 pm

    Yum! I make a version of this w/ fresh spinach & sundries tomatoes. So delish!

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss June 24, 2011, 3:47 pm

    I don’t doubt it!! I’ve been LOVING beans lately!

  • Baking 'n' Books June 24, 2011, 3:54 pm

    You could put hummus and goat cheese on a cardboard box and I’ll eat it.

    Ooooh – a long, HOT walk?! It’s pouring here! Enjoy 🙂

  • Rachel June 24, 2011, 4:22 pm

    wow! i’m having this for lunch tomorrow- no questions asked!

  • Julie @ Shining From Within June 24, 2011, 4:27 pm

    Just wondering… Why in particular do you like goat cheese v other cheeses so much?

    • Caitlin June 24, 2011, 4:44 pm

      it’s creamy and delicious and your stomach breaks it down more easily 🙂

  • Yolie @ Practising Wellness June 24, 2011, 4:42 pm

    Oh. My. Gosh. I will definitely make this sandwich tomorrow! Goats cheese + hummus + kidney beans = 3 of my favourite things, so this is a “must make”, lol! 🙂 xyx

  • Koko June 24, 2011, 5:14 pm

    WOW this looks incredible, and SO simple. Did you toast the bread first? Just wondering about texture!

  • Molly @ RDexposed June 24, 2011, 5:38 pm

    The bread alone lookes D-lish!

  • Lindsey @ Cardio Pizza June 24, 2011, 5:41 pm

    That sandwich does look very tasty! 🙂

  • Errign June 24, 2011, 5:50 pm

    That sandwich looks baller!

    Caitlin, are you only going to be in Asheville for the day? 🙂

  • alli June 24, 2011, 5:59 pm

    yum! i made a similar one yesterday using black beans mashed with garbanzo beans. after i spread it on my bread i put it in the waffle maker! i love using my waffle maker for toast and sandwiches. what can i say, im a kid at heart 🙂

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) June 24, 2011, 6:00 pm

    Beautiful sandwich! Love the layering on it. YUM! Enjoy your walk!

  • Susan June 24, 2011, 8:01 pm

    That meal looked so good! Just wondering….how did you steam the greens?

  • Shelley June 24, 2011, 8:05 pm

    Wow that sandwich looks really good!, it looks like it would be super filling too. Im going to try it today for lunch 🙂

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 24, 2011, 8:53 pm

    Love this sandwich combo! Anything with goat cheese and hummus is a winner in my books. 😉

  • Catherine@happinessafterheartache June 24, 2011, 9:40 pm

    This sandwich looks so yummy! I love love love goat cheese. Any cheese. And hummus! I think black or kalamata olives would be a great addition too.

  • Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out June 24, 2011, 10:12 pm

    I thought that was some kind of fruit at first glance… But I’ve had a glass (2) of wine. I can get behind some mashed kidney beans. Looks yum!

  • kris (everyday oats) June 25, 2011, 1:08 am

    that sandwich DOES look good! yum 🙂

  • Jessi @ Quirky Cookery June 25, 2011, 1:57 am

    Oooo! I never would’ve thought to put beans on a sandwich, especially kidney beans. I love how it looks, though, and if you say it’s good, I’m certainly willing to give it a shot.

  • Amber K June 25, 2011, 11:25 am

    That looks like a really tasty sandwich!

  • Recovering Food Addict June 27, 2011, 4:58 pm

    I can’t wait to make that sandwich. Looks so yummy! Your posts inspire me to keep trying new things.

  • AmandaonMaui August 23, 2011, 3:09 am

    Yum! We loved this. I had it for my first night of class, along with a small salad topped with Mmm Sauce (You’ve got me hooked) and a small cup of yogurt with local raw macadamia nut honey. Even my bf loved it. I think he might have loved it more than I did even! He had homemade ranch dressing on his salad and a piece of chocolate for dessert.

    Your blog is totally inspiring me to eat even better than I was (which was pretty darn good) and to be more active. I am inspired to at least do a 5k fast walk in the coming year. I’m not sure about me and running. I get shin splints easily, and I have weak knees and hips (family traits it seems). Perhaps with good training I could get there though.

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