Garlic Hummus Chicken Salad Sandwiches with a creamy garlic hummus spread – pack them for lunch or have them ready for dinner when you know you won’t have time to cook.
Does anyone ever get tired of chicken salad sandwiches? Not me. Any time I order food at a sandwich shop, there’s a good chance it’ll be chicken salad. And since I’ve eaten enough sandwiches I know not all chicken salads are created equal. First of all, I don’t want fruit in mine. No thank you to the grapes, apples, cranberries, whatever else sneaks into the mix. I can’t even express the amount of betrayal I feel when there are grapes in my chicken salad. Second, the dressing cannot be bland. It needs to be more than just chicken and mayo. Add onion, relish, whatever. Just make sure there’s flavor and please no fruit. Third, don’t go overboard with the dressing. Yes I enjoy mayo, but I don’t want to feel like I’m eating a spoonful straight from the jar either. The key is being well balanced.
Usually I make my chicken salad breadstick sandwiches, but the other day I had an idea. I was really craving chicken salad for dinner, but I ran out of mayo. Rather than running to the store for one item, I saw hummus in my fridge and decided yes that’ll work. And that’s how these Garlic Hummus Chicken Salad Sandwiches were born. Creamy and flavorful with relish and onion. Make it ahead of time, let the flavors marry, then pack it for lunch or have it ready for dinner when you know you won’t have time to cook.