Spicy Roasted Red Pepper & Hummus Sandwich with Portabello

Serves 2-4

4 slices of Artisan Bread8 tbsp. homemade spicy hummus (see recipe below)
4 apple slices
4 tomato slices
8 sliced pieces of a large portabello mushroom
1 tsp. olive oil
3 tbsp water
8 medium size pieces of basil
Romaine lettuce leaves

1.) Grill 8 long slices of a large portabello mushroom in 1 tsp. olive oil. Lightly salt and pepper and cook for 2 minutes. Add 3 tbsp of water all at once and continue to cook 2 additional minutes. Remove from heat.

2.) Spread all 4 pieces of artisan bread with 2 tablespoons each of hummus. Slice apples and tomatoes into ¼ inch thick round pieces. To one side of each sandwich add 4 portabella mushroom slices, 2 slices of apple, 2 slices of tomato, ¼ cup roasted red peppers, 4 sliced olives, 4 basil leaves and romaine lettuce. Put the other slice of bread without the vegetables on top to make a finished sandwich.

Spicy Hummus

1 (16 oz.) can low sodium garbanzo beans/chick peas (drained)
1/4 cup Mezzetta Roasted Red Peppers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         tbsp liquid from Mezzetta Roasted Red Peppers jar
3 tbsp water
1 clove fresh garlic
½ tsp maple syrup or agave                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ¼ tsp ground cumin
¼ tsp ground cayenne pepper
½ tsp paprika
1 tsp dried onion flakes
½ tsp sea salt

Put all ingredients in food processor or higher powered blender and blend until smooth. Stop and scrape sides of blender several times.

Spicy Roasted Red Pepper & Hummus Panini with Portabella