Spicy Roasted Red Pepper & Hummus Sandwich with Portabello

This is an amazing sandwich that I know you will love. I used a crusty artisan bread and made my own spicy hummus sandwich spread.  After spreading on my hummus, I added sliced apples, tomatoes, grilled portabello mushrooms, Mezzetta roasted red peppers, Mezzetta jalapeno stuffed olives, basil leaves & romaine lettuce. Talk about flavor plus in a sandwich!!  You could also grill this or put it in your panini maker, just add the lettuce after your sandwich is done cooking. See picture below for this same sandwich panini style. I hope you will give this sandwich a try because I know you and your family with love it.

Spicy Roasted Red Pepper & Hummus Sandwich with Portabello
Serves 2-4
Printable Recipe

4 slices of Artisan Bread
8 tbsp. homemade spicy hummus (see recipe below)
4 apple slices
4 tomato slices
8 sliced pieces of a large portabello mushroom
1 tsp. olive oil
3 tbsp water
½ cup Mezzetta Roasted Red Peppers
8 Mezzetta Jalapeno Stuffed Olives (sliced)
8 medium size pieces of basil
Romaine lettuce leaves

1.) Grill 8 long slices of a large portabello mushroom in 1 tsp. olive oil. Lightly salt and pepper and cook for 2 minutes. Add 3 tbsp of water all at once and continue to cook 2 additional minutes. Remove from heat.

2.) Spread all 4 pieces of artisan bread with 2 tablespoons each of hummus. Slice apples and tomatoes into ¼ inch thick round pieces. To one side of each sandwich add 4 portabello mushroom slices, 2 slices of apple, 2 slices of tomato, ¼ cup roasted red peppers, 4 sliced olives, 4 basil leaves and romaine lettuce. Put the other slice of bread without the vegetables on top to make a finished sandwich.

Spicy Hummus
1 (16 oz.) can low sodium garbanzo beans/chick peas
1/4 cup Mezzetta Roasted Red Peppers
3 tbsp liquid from Mezzetta Roasted Red Peppers jar
3 tbsp water
1 clove fresh garlic
½ tsp maple syrup or agave
¼ tsp ground cumin
¼ tsp ground cayenne pepper
½ tsp paprika
1 tsp dried onion flakes
½ tsp sea salt

Put all ingredients in food processor or higher powered blender and blend until smooth. Stop and scrape sides of blender several times.

Spicy Roasted Red Pepper & Hummus Sandwich with Portabello
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  1. These are my favorite kind of sandwiches... simple and full of fresh ingredients! The spicy hummus sounds so good! We should do paninis for a Sunday dinner.

  2. Apple Slices?! That's out of left field.

    I have made your Hummus & Tempeh Panini a few times and love it.

  3. I found your blog through Foodblogs this morning and have had a great time looking through your posts. Your spicy hummus recipe sounds great - I've never thought to add a touch of sweet when making my own. Looking forward to trying it!

  4. Heather-we will definitely make paninis when we get together next time.

    Shen - I know it is really different to add the apple slices, but it is so yummy - trust me on this:) Please let me know if you try the apples and how you like it.

    Chacha - I am so glad you found my blog! Please let me know how you like the spicy hummus recipe. I made it at my nutrition & cooking class I taught last month and everyone loved it:)

  5. Oh that looks so good. I gave up gluten and don't really eat much flour, but I would totally do this GF!!!! Panini maker. Oh, I want to be in Italy, eating Panini, Olives, and maybe even Wine......
    The Bread Class looks interesting!

  6. Definitely one of my faves since you made it for me


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