It's Friday and I'm on vacation, which means a super short post for a super quick 'recipe'. This sandwich comes straight from one of my favorite coffee shops in Galesburg, Illinois. I'd often meet my close friend for lunch here for our spontaneous lunch dates (one of the things I miss most after moving) and without fail, whenever they had this sandwich, I'd order it. It's straight forward and really doesn't require a recipe: bagel + hummus + veg + melted cheese. The original name of this sandwich is the groovy bagel melt and I decided to lean into the 'groovy' aspect a bit more by switching out the spinach for sprouts and by using a sprouted grain bagel (nabbed these from Trader Joe's- so good.)
I love this sandwich because it's filling on it's own and keeps me full until dinner. I'm pretty loose with the ingredients and typically don't measure, but I put some down to get you started (I tend to be a bit heavy handed on the hummus.) If you're not a fan of so much bread, try an open-face melt with just one slice of bagel (also just as good!)Print
Groovy Bagel Melt
- Yield: 1 sandwich 1x
- 1 sprouted grain bagel
- 2-3 tablespoons favorite hummus
- ¼ cup shredded carrots
- ¼ red bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon sun-dried tomatoes (packed in oil)
- 1 ounce sliced havarti or provolone cheese
- ¼ to ½ cup of sprouts or spinach
- Preheat broiler. Slice bagel in half and place under broiler just until lightly toasted (watch it carefully- this won't take long.)
- Taking the bottom bagel part, spread the hummus evenly and layer on the carrots, peppers, and sun dried tomatoes. Cover with cheese and return to broiler. Bake util cheese is melted and slightly bubbling (again, keep a close eye!)
- Remove, add sprouts, and top with bun.
molly yeh says
omg i'm pretty sure that i have been to that coffee shop!!!!!!!!! and this sandwich is totally groovy.
That looks so good!!! I can;t wait to try this one! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Sam @ PancakeWarriors says
I love everything about this - the name of the recipe, the gorgeous photography and my lord those ingredients. YUMYUM
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
Bagel melts make me a happy lady. Loving this. Annnnnd happy vacay lady!
Millie | Add A Little says
This looks so tasty Erin - I love the hummus addition!
This is absolutely delicious!! I will be making this again!!!
Ksenia @ At the Immigrant's Table says
I'm really coming around to this whole 'hummus and cheese' thing. Maybe a melt is the way to go.
Homagosh.. I am he biggest bagel fan ever. This is what I am making tomorrow, for sure. YUM! Lovely photos, too. Bec x
kristie @ birchandwild.com says
All of my favorite things on a bagel? I love this. Although my new glutenfreeness does not allow bagels, I might have to come up with an alternative.
Kate @ ¡Hola! Jalapeño says
Yum, love this idea, what a perfect lunch!
They have something like this at Einstein's Bagels with sprouts, veggies and hummus and it's so good!
And too much hummus is never a bad thing 🙂
This looks immensely satisfying... must look out for these sprouted grain bagels!