A grilled cucumber and hummus sandwich is easy to put together, has tons of healthy vitamins and minerals, and takes only a few minutes to make.
There are few things that bring me more comfort than a grilled cheese sandwich. Who can resist melted cheesy bread? In the past few years I set out on a hunt for the best grilled cheese sandwich in New York City. Sadly, my two most favorite grilled cheese sandwiches were on the menus of the now defunct restaurants Artisanal Bistro and The Spotted Pig.
However, despite my love for all things grilled cheese, sometimes I like to spend a month or two going dairy free but I still crave a sandwich that’s hearty and comforting. Enter in the Grilled Cucumber and Hummus Sandwich. It’s a sandwich with only three ingredients.
Who knew that such a simple, unassuming vegetable could be so good for you? Cucumbers are packed with nutrients that can help your body in a variety of ways. So next time you’re at the grocery store, make sure to pick up a few extra cucumbers! Here are some of the benefits of this humble veggie:
Cucumbers are great for your skin – they can help reduce wrinkles and make your skin look healthier
Cucumbers are more than just a summertime snack — they are also incredible for your skin! Packed full with water and antioxidants, cucumbers help to hydrate your skin, reduce wrinkles, and make you look brighter and healthier. So before investing in expensive lotions or potions, just grab a cucumber next time you’re at the grocery store! Not only will it be good for reducing wrinkles but it’s also the most wallet-friendly option around – what could be better?
Cucumbers are a good source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, potassium, and magnesium
Cucumbers are often just a side dish to salads, sandwiches, and sushi rolls, but don’t be fooled – this low-calorie vegetable actually packs a powerful nutritional punch! Cucumbers are full of essential vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, potassium, and magnesium that can boost your immune system, optimize hydration levels in the body, and even help reduce stress. So next time you pass over the cucumber slices on your plate, think twice – you may regret not taking advantage of all the nutrients these little green powerhouses have to offer!
Benefits of eating hummus
Hummus is a delicious, nutrient-rich food that has many benefits for both your health and your taste buds. This versatile dish can be used as a dip, spread, or main course, making it a perfect choice for any meal. As an added bonus, hummus is also relatively easy to make at home. Here are some of the reasons why you should give this nutritious treat a try.
Hummus is a delicious and nutritious dish that can add a layer of flavor to any meal. Not only is it full of protein, fiber, and good-for-you minerals, but it also adds an enjoyable medley of garlic, onion, tahini and olive oil that will have your taste buds humming with satisfaction. Its creamy texture compliments vegetables and sandwiches alike with an irresistible savory goodness. If you haven’t been partaking in this culinary delight yet, there’s no better time than now.
And the black olives just pack a flavorful punch that pairs nicely with the cucumber and hummus.
- 2 slices sourdough bread
- 1/4 cup hummus
- 1/2 large cucumber, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup sliced black olives
- olive oil spray
- Spread the hummus on one side of both bread slices.
- Layer the cucumbers on top of the hummus.
- Add the black olives on top of the cucumbers.
- Carfeully close the sandwich.
- Lightly spray both sides of the sandwich with the olive oil spray.
- Heat a medium sized skilled over medium heat.
- Add the sandwich to the heated skillet.
- Flip the sandwich after 3 minutes or until desired golden brown consistency.
- Cook on other side 3 minutes.
- Serve immediately.