Have we mentioned how much Zack loves a good sandwich? It's fitting that he enjoys watching Jeff Mauro, or "The Sandwich King" on Food Network. Well, we were particularly inspired by the grilled veggie sandwich that he made. We actually got up, went to the store to buy ingredients, returned home and started making our sandwiches after this show.
We switched it up a little, because we both just discovered we love hummus as a sandwich spread.
Here's what you need:
2 yellow squash
2 banana peppers
2 giant Portabella mushroom caps
1 red onion
1 small bottle of Balsamic Vinaigrette
Hummus to spread
Your bread of choice (we used wheat hoagies)
Here's what you do:
Slice your squash and zucchini so that they're about 1/4" thick. Seed and slice your banana peppers in half and remove the seeds, ribs and stem. Remove the stems from your portabellas and scrape out the gills with a spoon.
Toss all of that into a 9 x 13 baking dish and coat with the balsamic vinaigrette to marinade for about 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, either fire up your grill, or (if it's raining outside like it was for us) heat up your grill pan to medium-high heat.
We ended up having to grill in stages on the grill pan. You'll know they're done when you can grab the veggies with tongs and they are pliable. Since we had to do this in stages, we put the oven on warm and put our completed veggies on a cookie sheet and popped them in to stay warm while we did the second batch.
Now, all you have to do is build your sandwich. If you want to slice the pieces up some before throwing it all together, feel free.