Grilled Veggie Sandwich (GVS)Posted: August 22, 2011
Oyyy, yesterday was lazy. Not a bad thing, considering we had a whirlwind Saturday….drove to and from Alexandria, then went to our friends’ annual wine party (long car ride+long day+wine+delicious food+fun friends+late night=sluggish Sunday).
Two productive things happened to report:
1. We made the desperately-needed grocery store run.
2. Though lazy by day, I actually made some effort at dinnertime. The outcome: a Grilled Veggie Sandwich (hereafter GVS), inspired and loosely adapted from Giada’s Grilled Vegetable, Herb and Goat Cheese Sandwich recipe. Someday I do intend to make Giada’s sandwich as she’s meant it to be, but I had no goat cheese or spinach in the house (I know, I know….and after that grocery run!), plus I wanted to do my own spin.
DT made burgers. 🙂
I finally got my patoot off the couch at 5:00 (after a 2+ hour nap), and decided to start my day.
Here are the veggies I would later grill for my sandwich – the white blob is many cloves of garlic (although I only used two zucchinis….is that right for plural zucchini?!):
I chopped up the garlic and sliced the veggies lengthwise. They went into a big glass bowl:
I added olive oil, basil, parsley, oregano, and black pepper (precise amounts unknown….it was more of a shake of this, a shake of that-kind of measurement). But it looked like this:
Then stirred up:
Ahhhh. Now, let the veggies sit and absorb all of the flavor from the oil and spices.
Meanwhile. I have a smallish loaf of sweet wheat bread that I’m going to cut in half and toast on the grill.
I used about three tablespoons of light Miracle Whip (I like the tang of MW versus plain old mayo), a spoonful of minced garlic, and the same seasonings used for the veggies to make a sort-of aioli spread.
Mixed ‘er up:
DT sauteed onions for his burgers….he added a little baby *hot* pepper (FRESH from the garden….love to say that!) to the mix:
Then we got to grillin’.
And after a while on the fire, here’s what everything looked like:
Now, to put everything together!
I slathered (who likes that word??) some of the aioli mixture onto each side of the toasted roll.
And melted a slice of Swiss cheese on each side….
Then proceeded to pile the veggies on. Clearly this is an open-faced sandwich….to be eaten with a FORK.
DT’s burgers didn’t turn out half bad, either!
And so we eat. Yum yum yum.
Bonus: I have oodles of leftover veggies to use tonight when we do Greek Night part II ! Weeeee!