Last night I made a really great grilled veggie bowtie pasta salad with fresh grilled grouper. Trust me when I tell ya how good it was! But here is the thing: there is only two of us and it’s not like we can eat every last bit of zucchini, squash, asparagus, etc. that I like to toss into pasta dishes. This means I had some leftovers sitting in the fridge today. Instead of making another grilled veggie pasta salad, I opted for a grilled veggie sandwich since I had some leftover ciabatta rolls from a grilled salmon sandwich I made (I promise to post that recipe soon!)
I made this veggie sandwich with summer squash, zucchini, red bell pepper, onion and tomato. You could easily add mushrooms to it or even some eggplant and take away the yellow squash. It would seriously be just as good! After I grilled them with some salt and olive oil. I diced up the veggies and mixed in some fresh herbs from my still very much alive herb garden :). Spread some goat cheese on the bread and made my little sandwich. It was sooooo good! I think this would also be a great weeknight dinner with some grilled corn on the cob and possibly a side salad.
And one more thing: If you don’t have a grill, just roast the veggies at 425F for about 10-15 minutes and toast the bread.
Related Recipe: Grillable Veggie Burger
Grilled Summer Veggie Ciabatta Sandwich
- 1/2 zucchini
- 1/2 yellow squash
- 1/2 red bell pepper
- 1/2 red onion
- 2 ciabatta rolls
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons goat cheese
- Get the grill going to high heat.
- While it's heating, get the vegetables ready by quartering the squashes, onion and red bell pepper. Toss with olive oil and salt. Then cut the bread in half and spread some olive oil on it.
- I like to grill the bread while the grill is still heating because I have the tendency to burn it. You just want it to get a bit crisp so maybe 5 minutes.
- You can throw the veggies on the grill too. They will take about 5 minutes on each side.
- Once soft and cooked all the way, remove and dice up with some fresh herbs if you are using. Smear the bread with some goat cheese, assemble, slice and eat!!