If you love sautéed onions…your going to love this!
I’ve been loving sandwiches lately. It’s a nice change from all the soups I’ve been eating. After seeing this wonderful recipe from Katy’s Kitchen which features caramelized onions I was all in to give a grilled hummus sandwich a try. As you probably already guessed it did not disappoint! I wanted to create something a little faster and decided to simply sauté my onions until golden around the edges, saving the caramelized onions for another time. This sandwich is warm, juicy, full of simple flavors that come together and will melt in your mouth. I love everything about it…even the slight messiness of eating it and the onion breath afterward…so worth it! Since the protein amount is on the low side, I recommend pairing this with, or having after, a vanilla or Chocolate protein shake. Or maybe this Banana Split Protein Smoothie. You may even consider this Almond Chunky Monkey Ice Cream or Raw Chocolate Banana Ice Cream with an added scoop of protein powder and a splash of non-dairy milk. It will round out your meal perfectly making sure all your nutritional needs are met. Then give yourself a pat on the back for making such great choices!
All it takes is a few simple ingredients and then grill to perfection. Seriously delicious!!!
GRILLED HUMMUS SANDWICH + SAUTEED ONION, TOMATOES & ARUGULA
Ingredients (serves two)
- 1 small onion, halved and thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon olive or grapeseed oil
- 1 large tomatoe, sliced
- handful arugula
- 6 tablespoons hummus (use your favorite)
- mineral salt & fresh cracked pepper
- 4 slices bread of choice
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.
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.Layer both inside slices of bread with a generous amount 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. 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!
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.
Serving nothing but love here at The Simple Veganista. Enjoy!