Today’s recipe is for a very nice, yet simple, roasted red pepper hummus sandwich that you can put pretty much anything on. I chose to go with cucumbers and tomatoes, but I’ve seen the same sandwich with sprouts, lettuce and chard on top. It’s up to you.
The real star of this sandwich is the hummus. It consists of chick peas and one entire roasted red pepper, all blended up in a food processor. Of course, there are the typical ingredients to go into hummus, such as garlic, salt, pepper and sesame seeds, but I decided to do a few things differently with this one. Instead of preparing a batch of tahini beforehand to include while making the hummus, I chose to add the tahini ingredients right into the processor while I was making the hummus. I wanted a more rugged texture, but was surprised when I didn’t feel any whole seeds in the mixture at all. Apparently, what I engaged in was just a faster method of making hummus. It’s good though. I’ll tell you that. The red pepper adds a little something to it and it gives the hummus a nice pink color.
Makes: 4 Sandwiches
For the Hummus
2 15-Ounce Cans Garbanzo Beans, Drained and Rinsed
1 Whole Jarred Roasted Red Pepper
1 Teaspoon Garlic, Minced (1 Clove)
3 Tablespoons Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
1 Cup Sesame Seeds
For the Sandwich
8 Thick Pieces Good Italian Bread, Toasted
4 Slices Muenster Cheese
1 Thick Cucumber, Sliced
1 Large Tomato, Sliced, At Least 4 Slices
I’d like to thank Delish for this recipe. Over on their website, this one is called a “Hum Yum,” which sounds just perfect. I think the name has something to do with what the author did as a child. Anyway, it’s a great recipe and I thank Delish for it very much.
Make the Hummus
Add the hummus ingredients from above to a food processor. Process the ingredients until they are smooth. I would say to keep the machine going for about a minute or so. You may need to scrape down the sides every so often, just to make sure you got everything. Your result should look like this:
This is the normal consistency for any type of hummus. If you need it to be a bit looser, increase the amounts of the oil and lemon juice bit by bit and continue processing.
Assemble the Sandwich
Spread mayo over the top pieces of bread. Then, add a liberal amount of hummus to the bottom pieces. In between, pile on the muenster cheese, cucumber slices and tomatoes. Put the sandwich together.
Then, cut the sandwiches in half and serve. Enjoy!
The Final Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Sandwich
This was such an easy sandwich to build. I encourage you to make double the amount of hummus because it’s perfect in salads as well. You can use it for anything and it’ll keep for a few days in the refrigerator. If you decide to put this recipe together, please let me know your thoughts in the comment section down below. Thanks for reading!