What is it?
Alfalfa sprouts are seedlings of the alfalfa plant, which are eaten within four to seven days of sprouting. They add a welcome crunch to sandwiches, salads and as garnishes, and have a mild and pleasing grassy flavor. The sprouts are often touted as a health food because they are quite young and contain many of the nutrients necessary for a plant to grow, including various vitamins and phytochemicals. Additionally, they are widely available most times of the year and can be grown at home.
The hummus in this sandwich incorporates whole chickpeas, which add great texture, and a pinch of cumin, which makes it especially interesting and flavorful. The recipe makes about twice as…