Grilled Hummus Sandwich features a few of my favorite ingredients all nestled inside a toasty sandwich!
Saute onions: Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a medium pan over medium high heat, add sliced onion and cook, stirring occasionally until golden around the edges and tender, about 5 – 7 minutes keeping an eye on the last 2 minutes so they don’t over char on the edges. Set aside.
Preheat griddle: Heat your griddle over medium high. Depending on what type of griddle you are using, you may want to lightly grease it. I used a cast iron griddle and didn’t grease mine.
Assemble sandwiches: Layer both inside slices of bread with 2 tablespoons each of hummus. Add a layer of sautéed onions, then sliced tomato, arugula and a sprinkle of salt & pepper. Add top slice of bread and gently press down.
Grill: Drizzle or brush olive oil on the top. Place oiled side on griddle and cook for about 2 – 3 minutes, or until golden (times may vary, check periodically so the bread doesn’t burn). Before flipping, drizzle or brush the top with olive oil. Using a good size spatula, flip and cook for another 2 -3 minutes until bread is golden once again and sandwich is warmed through.
Slice and devour!
Pairs well with seasonal fresh fruit or homemade baked potato chips.
Caramelized onions. To caramelize onions, cook them over low heat for 30 minutes, stirring often, until soft, tender and golden.
If your bread is on the larger side, you may consider slicing it in half either before layering and/or grilling.
If your humus is on the thicker side, thin it out with a little water making it less pasty and more like a mayo consistency.