Sunday, July 31, 2011
Summer Vegetable Sandwich
When I came across this recipe, I had to admit it sounded incredibly boring:"Summer Vegetable Sandwich" but the picture made it look easy--so I chose it. The finished product turned out to be anything but boring. Thyme, lemon zest, italian seasoning, and lemon juice were just a few of the flavors added to the marinade for the vegetables. My mom thought that pomegranate vinegar would be more interesting than cider vinegar that the recipe called for so I tried it out--that and just a little bit of canola oil and the sauce was complete! I was sure that it was going to turn into some herb-ified disaster. It sounded like too many different flavors for grilled vegetables. Since I love color, I decided we'd use both red and yellow peppers. I also used white onions, zucchini and summer squash. It was so simple. I chopped the veggies in long pieces and dipped them in the marinade. I put the them on the grill (325 degrees) and watched over them (too carefully) until they turned slightly golden, about 5-7 minutes. After everything was grilled, I sliced mozzarella and cut a loaf of multi-grain italian bread into pieces. Using one loaf, two peppers, half an onion, a zucchini and a giant squash I was able to feed five very hungry adults. We chose to use Marie's Chipotle Ranch dressing as a dip. It was a great touch. The sandwich was light but filling and really tasted like something from Panera Bread. Highly recommended.