Roasted Veggie Sandwiches on Foccacia with Hummus
  • For the roasted vegetables:
  • 1 large red bell pepper, quartered, seeded and cut into strips
  • 1 small eggplant, halved, seeded and cut into 3-inch strips
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic finely minced
  • salt and pepper
  • For the hummus:
  • 6 ounces canned garbanzo beans (chick peas)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons tahini
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • For the sandwiches:
  • 4 small loaves focaccia, sliced in half
  1. Preheat the oven to 400ยบ F.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the olive oil, garlic and salt and pepper together.
  3. Brush the red pepper and eggplant strips with the oil mixture on a baking sheet and place in a hot oven for approximately 10 to 15 minutes until
  4. tender. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  5. For the hummus:
  6. While the vegetables are roasting, drain and rinse the garbanzo beans.
  7. Puree the garbanzo beans in a blender or food processor with the tahini, lemon juice and garlic.
  8. With the machine running, add the olive oil slowly, until the hummus becomes thick and creamy.
  9. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  10. For the sandwiches:
  11. Place the bottom and top halves of the focaccia on your work surface. Divide the hummus among the sandwiches, spreading it on the top and bottom
  12. slices. Top with the roasted vegetables, dividing them evenly among the sandwiches. Place the top halves of the focaccia on top of the vegetables
  13. and serve.
  14. Slice in half on the diagonal and serve at room temperature