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Hummus Melt
with broccoli in French vinaigrette

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min
Hummus melts are fast and easily customizable. We love the way the savory hummus complements a topping of creamy, melty cheese. This meal was first featured in May 2013.
Smarts: For an added dimension, use flavored hummus here instead of plain.


Hummus Melts:
  • Tomatoes, large - 1 , sliced
  • Avocados - 1 , sliced
  • Foil - for baking
  • Bread, sandwich - 4 slices (a thick-sliced loaf is preferred; sub naan or pita)
  • Hummus - 8 oz
  • Cheese, shredded white cheddar - 4 oz (sub Swiss)
Broccoli in French Vinaigrette:
  • Broccoli - 1 head , chopped
  • Shallots - 1 Tbsp , chopped
  • Mustard, Dijon - 1 tsp
  • Vinegar, red wine or sherry - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Oil, olive - 3 Tbsp


  1. Broccoli - (If prepping right before cooking, get oven heating before continuing with prep.) Chop broccoli into florets. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Tomatoes - Slice tomatoes. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  3. Avocados - Slice avocados.

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  1. Turn on the oven's broiler. Line a sheet pan with foil.
  2. Arrange bread on sheet pan. Spread each slice with hummus. Then top with tomato slices, avocado slices, and cheese. Place under broiler until cheese is bubbly and golden, 4 to 8 minutes.
  3. While hummus melts broil, place broccoli in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover with a damp paper towel and microwave for 2 minutes.
  4. Chop shallots and mix with mustard, vinegar, and some salt and pepper. Whisk in oil. Toss broccoli with vinaigrette.
  5. Serve hummus melts with broccoli on the side. Enjoy!



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