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Grilled Vegetable Sandwiches

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Yields 4 sandwiches.

  • by from Fine Cooking
    Issue 21

These are great make-ahead sandwiches. At the restaurant, we usually make them on Saturdays, but our staff likes to wait until Monday to eat them.

  • 2 medium zucchini, sliced lengthwise 1/4 inch thick
  • 2 medium yellow squash, sliced lengthwise 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 medium eggplant, sliced lengthwise 1/4 inch thick
  • 4 scallions, trimmed
  • 4 medium portabella mushrooms, wiped clean, stems removed
  • 1/3 cup olive oil for brushing the vegetables
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 red peppers, roasted, peeled, and quartered
  • 1/2 cup Sun-Dried Tomato & Olive Spread  
  • Four 6-inch lengths crusty French or Italian bread, halved lengthwise
  • 1 cup grated Asiago, dry Sonoma Jack, Provolone, or other sharp, dry cheese

Brush the zucchini, squash, eggplant, scallions, and mushrooms lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. Grill or broil until tender. Cut the grilled mushrooms into thin slices.

If the bread is very thick, hollow it out slightly to make a pocket. Spread the sun-dried tomato spread liberally on each slice. Layer the vegetables, including the roasted peppers, on one half of the bread, dividing them evenly among the four sandwiches. Pat the grated cheese on the other half and put the halves together.

Make Ahead Tips

The sandwiches can be made a day or two in advance and kept refrigerated, tightly wrapped in plastic. Let them come to room temperature before serving.

nutrition information (per serving):
Calories (kcal): 690; Fat (g): fat g 39; Fat Calories (kcal): 350; Saturated Fat (g): sat fat g 10; Protein (g): protein g 20; Monounsaturated Fat (g): 24; Carbohydrates (g): carbs g 69; Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 4; Sodium (mg): sodium mg 1210; Cholesterol (mg): cholesterol mg 25; Fiber (g): fiber g 9;

Photo: Alan Richardson

I started making these back in 1997 when it was first published in Fine Cooking. With 2 vegetarian sons I looked high and low for recipes for them that my husband would enjoy, as well. The Sun-Dried Tomato & Olive Spread added flavors to the sandwiches that accented the vegetables. For the Vegan son I left off the cheese. His loss. Enjoy!!

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