jalapeno hummus breakfast sandwich

$0.70 each

This one is for all of you out there who enjoy crazy egg sandwich concoctions like me (or maybe you don’t know you do until you try Chili Garlic Breakfast Quesadillas or Egg Florentine Quesadillas). Either way, you won’t find this at Burger King and I have to say, it’s their loss.

This really should be called the “Lauren Sandwich” but I like to give recipes names that indicate what’s in them. So, I’ll just refer to it as the “Lauren” in casual conversation. Lauren is my crazy canuck of a roommate who came up with the idea of combining jalapeno cilantro hummus with an egg sandwich. It’s pure genius. The hummus is tangy, spicy and creamy all at the same time which adds so much excitement (yes, excitement) to the basic egg sandwich. What’s better yet is that because the hummus is so creamy, there is no need to add cheese. It’s just pure goodness.

The original Lauren Sandwich was made on a hearty, toasted bread but I’m an English Muffin fanatic so that’s what I used. Also, spinach is completely optional. I just have a bag of it in my fridge that I’m trying to use up. I do wish I had some tomato laying around because tomato would be PERFECT with this sandwich.

Jalapeno Hummus Breakfast Sandwich

Jalapeno Hummus Breakfast Sandwich

jalapeno hummus breakfast sandwich
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Total Cost: $0.70
Serves: 1
  • 1 english muffin $0.20
  • 1 large egg $0.15
  • ¼ cup jalapeno cilantro hummus $0.22
  • ¼ cup spinach (optional) $0.08
  • as needed non-stick spray $0.05
  1. Fry an egg in a skillet with non-stick spray over medium-high heat. Toast the english muffin as the egg cooks.
  2. Spread about ¼ cup of hummus on the toasted english muffin. Layer on a few leaves of spinach (if desired) and top with the fried egg. Enjoy!
The hummus does make the sandwich a wee bit slippery so be sure to grip tightly or else the contents of the sandwich will slide right out as you bite down! A challenge is a good thing first thing in the morning… gets your wheels turnin!



  1. Stephanie says:

    I had spinach and artichoke hummus on hand, so I used it instead of the jalapeño hummus. Added some roasted red peppers and it is so good!

  2. Robin says:

    This was so simple, but so awesome. I’m having one as a midnight snack (I’ve been very into midnight snacks lately). Wholesome and satisfying without being too heavy!

  3. Anon – I’ve never tried to freeze them, but I bet it would work out alright! …but since it takes less than 10 min to make them fresh, I’d just as soon stick with that :)

  4. Anonymous says:

    Would these freeze okay?

  5. Yum, yum, yum! Just made this with three egg whites and a piece of your pita bread instead of the English muffin. Delicious, diet-friendly and satisfying!

  6. Wow great idea for a breakfast sandwich with homemade hummus! I never thought of that….I usually use salsa.

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