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Hummus and Veggie Panini

Hummus and Veggie Panini || Aggie's Kitchen

A few summers ago I purchased a very inexpensive panini press. It was a random purchase I made while wandering around Target and has turned into one the smartest random purchases I’ve ever made. I can’t even begin to tell you how much we have used this kitchen gadget over the years. My kids are now obsessed with paninis and not only has my panini press saved me on many occasions where I had nothing but sandwiches planned for dinner but quick paninis have become a lunchtime staple during the summer months.  Something about turning a simple turkey and cheese sandwich into a panini just makes things a bit more exciting I guess…and while everyone else is enjoying their lovely turkey and cheese paninis, I’m getting excited about this Hummus and Veggie Panini I am putting together for myself.

This sandwich idea is obviously not very complicated. It came together with ingredients I pretty much always have in my fridge…hummus, spinach, carrots and cheese. If you don’t have matchstick carrots, a little grated carrot will work just fine. You can use any type of bread, but fresh whole grain bread from the bakery is my favorite.  I served this Hummus and Veggie Panini with a bowl of Tomato and White Bean Soup and it was a perfect light meal for lunch or dinner.

Hummus and Veggie Panini || Aggie's Kitchen

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Hummus and Veggie Panini

Ingredients:

For one sandwich:

  • 2 slices whole grain bread
  • 1 tablespoon prepared hummus (I like a spicy hummus in this sandwich)
  • fresh spinach leaves (just a small handful)
  • matchstick carrots
  • slice of provolone cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat your panini press, grill pan or skillet.
  2. Build your sandwich by spreading hummus on one slice of bread, then spinach and carrots. Top with a slice of cheese then remaining slice of bread.
  3. Place in your panini until cheese is melted and bread is toasted. If not using a panini press, make sure to use a heavy object (like another skillet with a large can placed in it) to press down your sandwich. You may want to flip over to evenly brown both sides (not needed if using a panini press, only if using grill pan or skillet).

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18 comments on “Hummus and Veggie Panini”

  1. What a beautiful panini! Thanks for linking to my pizza panini — that’s an embarrassingly old post — reminds me that I should remake it and re-eat it! (And reshoot it!)

    • Thanks Rachel! Your pizza panini sounds so so good. And trust me…I have plenty of embarrassingly old posts 🙂

  2. I mean seriously – why don’t I make paninis more often?!?

  3. Yummmm. I think we have 2 panini makers and we never use them….This makes me want to pull them out!

  4. I adore hummus but always forget that I can use it as a condiment and not just dip Great sandwich!

  5. OK, I’m getting one of those presses. This looks amazing, Aggie. WANT for lunch today!

  6. I got a Panini Press about a month ago and love it. A veggie Panini sounds wonderful.

  7. This panini looks so delicious! I want one!

  8. Paninis and hummus…two of my all time favorites!! Mmmmm 😀

  9. OH okay. Yes. I’ve been needing new lunch ideas. All over it.

  10. Now doesn’t that look like just the perfect lunch?! I’m ashamed to say that I have a panini press that someone gave me a few years ago, and it’s still in the box. Our kitchen is so small, I’d have to get rid of something to give it a permanent spot in the kitchen. But I should, our girls would especially love paninis. Maybe that’s a good summer thing, when they’re home for the summer? 🙂

  11. This is exactly what I want for lunch today! Sounds so healthy and filling.

  12. I just love paninis and this looks absolutely delicious! What a healthy and tasty lunch:)

  13. Definitely the best looking panini I have seen. I have to make it!

  14. Ah, thank you so much for sharing this! Hummus doesn’t get enough attention as it’s not only delicious as a dip, but on sandwiches like yours and even on pizza. Yum! Your panini looks delish!

  15. Oh wow. That looks SO good! I love any type of panini.. but add some hummus in it and I am totally sold!