Vegetarian Mediterranean Sandwich, makes two sandwiches
4 slices whole wheat/multi-grain bread
2 tablespoons hummus
2 tablespoons store-bought creamy spinach dip
1 vine tomato
1/4 of a red bell pepper
1/8 of a red onion
a handful of chopped romaine lettuce and spinach
1/4 of a cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 of a cup gorgonzola cheese
6-8 fresh basil leaves
black pepper, dried oregano, and balsamic vinegar to taste
Directions: Begin by toasting the bread in a toaster and allowing it to cool down in the toaster. This will keep the bread from getting soggy. As your bread toasts and cools, thinly slice the red onion, red bell pepper, and tomato. Chop the romaine lettuce, spinach, and fresh basil as well (if necessary), and shred the mozzarella cheese. Then, lay your slices of bread out on a baking sheet. Spread two halves with creamy spinach dip and the others with hummus. Psst... you can totally spread more than the recommended amount (I will not limit your hummus consumption; I certainly do not limit mine). Then layer the sliced onion, bell pepper, tomato, and chopped fresh basil on the pieces of bread. Finally top with mozzarella and gorgonzola cheese. Place the baking sheet in the oven under high broil and watch your sandwiches carefully so they do not burn. Cook until cheese in golden and bubbly, or for about 5 minutes.
Directions, cont'd: Once toasted to your liking, remove the sandwiches from the oven. Top the sandwiches with a mix of spinach and romaine lettuce. Also sprinkle on some dried oregano and black pepper. Finish it off with a good dose of balsamic vinegar. Squish those two sides together, cut the sandwich in half for easy eating, and enjoy.
There's just nothing better than some nice warm, cheesy, toasted goodness. amirite?!
Do you have a favorite go-to sandwich? Or do you like to constantly switch it up, like I do?