This sandwich is a vegetarian delight! Hummus, caramelized onions, spinach, cucumbers, tomatoes. The only thing that would make it better is some avocado (but, alas, mine weren’t ripe yet!).
I served this sammie on onion rolls (kind of emphasizing the oniony-ness). Any tasty bread will work. I’d recommend toasting or grilling the bread so that it holds up to the moist hummus. Layer on your favorite fillings, and nosh!
I love caramelized onions in pretty much anything. They just take a little time and patience, but the flavor that they have is sweet and earthy, and they complement pretty much everything. When I take the time to caramelize onions, it makes the dish seem complex and finished. I usually make mine on the stove. A little bit of oil, a lot of stirring, (and here’s the trick) add a little water if they start browning too quickly or too much. That being said, if you’d like a fool-proof slow cooker method, hop over to see my friends at Full Belly Sisters.
Oh, and this hummus is great with crackers or veggies as a dip, don’t feel restricted to using it as a sandwich filling. We’ve been eating the extra as a snack. and, I’ll be making a second batch this weekend for a birthday celebration.
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Adapted from Leafy Greens and Me
1 red bell pepper
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 garlic clove, minced
2 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon cumin powder
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons tahini paste
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons water, as needed
Roast red pepper following stove top or grill method. Or, roast in broiler at 500° F until charred, turning frequently for about 10 minutes. Remove from stove or oven and let cool. Remove skin, seeds, and membranes, and pat dry with a paper towel. Coarsely chop pepper.
Add chickpeas, roasted red pepper, garlic, spices, tahini, and olive oil to a food processor or high-speed blender and blend until smooth. If too thick add water 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.
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