Since I was still full from my Chinese feast last night, I didn't feel like eating until around 12:45. I opened the fridge and looked around, trying to decide what to eat but noticed the P.F. Chang's leftovers staring back menacingly at me... I knew those would not be on the immediate menu. I decided on something fresh, a nice hummus sandwich.
I slathered some hummus on one slice of bread (mine is Dakota bread from Great Harvest), and then topped it with a small handful of sprouts, some slices of raw zucchini, and roasted red peppers. I smeared some avocado (about 1/4 of a small one) on the other slice of bread and placed a slice of Tillamook Swiss atop it and then some tomatoes. I finished with some salt and pepper and put the two pieces together.
I then popped it in a 350 degree oven until the cheese got all gooey and the bread toasted, about ten minutes (It's times like these when I wish I had a panini press or grill pan).
It was just what I wanted. Oh my gosh, the hummus gets nice and warm in the oven and mixes a bit with the gooey Swiss and the roasted red peppers added a subtle sweetness... It was awesome! I ate my sandwich with a sliced plum on the side and a glass of ice cold Diet Lime Pepsi (diet cola is my ultimate weakness).
Next time I think I might try roasting the zucchini first and adding some spinach!