Sundays are lazy days around the Palace. Chad and I don’t do much. We reserve our Saturdays for 5k races, grocery shopping, running errands, etc. Sundays we don’t often plan anything. And we like it that way.
If we are lucky, I might be inspired to make a nice breakfast. Maybe. It doesn’t happen often. Usually cereal or toast ends up on the table. That is if we even make it to the table. Sometimes we eat something very tiny just to hold us over until lunch. But lunches on Sundays are always simple and very casual. Usually a sandwich or pizza. Even chopping up veggies for a salad can be time consuming and that just doesn’t work for me on Sundays. Sundays are reserved for the little comforts in life.
I find comfort in grilled sandwiches. A good Grilled Cheese Sandwich can make your day. Not that bright orange processed cheese we ate as children, I’m talking grown up grilled cheese. Brie, Havarti, aged Swiss…..but alas, it’s June and for June I gave up cheese. Boo.
How I crave golden and crisp bread. And I don’t eat bread often so when I do it has to be perfect. Lightly grilled. Crispy. Not toast. I want a grilled sandwich. But one without cheese? What is the point?
I decided to get creative. Check off all my boxes. Grilled. Scrumptious. Fit for a King. Or Chad. Or both. And no cheese. I found a recipe on Pinterest that inspired me to make these Grilled Cucumber and Hummus sandwiches.
I was surprised these were not only filling, they were also full of flavor. Cucumbers have such a strong flavor on their own. Add pungent black olives and tangy hummus and suddenly you have created a fantasy of flavor fireworks. Enjoy.
- 4 slices Whole Grain bread
- Olive Oil,, for brushing
- 4 tbsp. plain or flavored hummus
- 1 medium cucumber,, thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp. sliced black olives
- Preheat a skillet or grill pan on the stove over medium heat.
- Brush olive oil on one side of each slice of bread. Evenly divide the hummus and spread onto the opposite sides of all four slices.
- Layer the cucumbers and olives onto the hummus on two of the bread slices. Top the cucumbers with the two remaining slices of bread, oil side up.
- Place sandwiches into the preheated skillet. Cook about 4 minutes on each side or until the bread is crispy and golden.
I have to tell you, I didn’t miss the cheese. I think a huge part of a great sandwich is the quality of the bread and in this case, there was no need for cheese.
Do you have a favorite non-cheese grilled sandwich? Sound off in the comments below!