Grilled Zucchini and Ham Pita Panini with Basil Hummus

Ingredients

  • 1 small zucchini, sliced diagonally into 1/4-inch slices
  • Oil, for brushing
  • 2 whole pitas sliced in half
  • 4 slices thin-sliced deli ham
  • 2 round slices of provolone cheese, cut in half
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
  • 6-10 fresh basil leaves

For the hummus

  • 2 cans of chickpeas (garbanzo beans) drained and well-rinsed
  • 2 tablespoon tahini (ground sesame paste, found in ethnic or health food aisles)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped coarsely
  • Juice from 1 lemon (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves (about 1/2 bunch)
  • Big pinch of salt and ground black pepper
  • Dash of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Preparation

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