Hummus with Tomato-Cucumber Relish- Arugula on Ciabatta




1 1/2 cups canned garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

3/4 cup tahini paste

3 cloves garlic, chopped

juice of 1 lemon

2 tsp. toasted, ground cumin

salt, to taste

Tomato-Cucumber Relish

2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped

1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced

1 tsp. chopped peeled fresh ginger

2 cloves garlic, chopped

2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1/2 tsp. chile paste

1 tsp. cilantro, chopped

salt and pepper, to taste

1/2 cup kalamata olives, chopped


ciabatta bread

To prepare the hummus add all the ingredients to a bowl of a food processor bowl fitted with a metal blade. Blend until smooth. Add more oil if needed. Set aside.

To prepare the relish add all ingredients to a large bowl and stir. Set aside.

To prepare the sandwiches, spread hummus on one half of a sliced ciabatta roll and top with tomato cucumber relish and then place arugula on top. Top with other half of roll.

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