Sunday, October 28, 2012

Grilled Zucchini Sandwich

This is my all time favorite zucchini recipe, which is saying something because I LOVE zucchini. Even if you are not a huge zucchini fan, you should try this because it would be a shame to go through life not eating something this delicious.

"Jason's Deli" serves something called the Zucchini Grillini which I order almost every time I decide I am a vegetarian.

One day I realized I could just make it myself. It is so easy. At home we call it by the same name: Zucchini Grillini --I don't think Jason would mind, considering I am an extremely loyal customer! Check out my plug for Jason's Deli here.

Here is what you will need:

*Zucchini, sliced
*Red Onion, sliced
*Olive oil, salt, pepper
*Bread, 2 slices per sandwich
*Cheese - 1 slice per sandwich (mozzarella or whatever you love/have on hand)
*Hummus, about 1 tablespoon per sandwich
*Fresh tomato, sliced
*Fresh organic baby spinach

Here is what you do:

Just slice some zucchini and some slices of red onion.

Fry it up (or roast) with olive oil, salt, and pepper.

In the meantime, grill some whole wheat bread (or some whole grain artisan bread is heavenly) and then add a slice of cheese on one side to melt. 

After you have grilled your bread how you like it, spread the non-cheesy piece of bread with hummus (roasted red pepper is my favorite). Just lather it on there because you should, trust me. Next add a few thin slices of fresh tomato, the red onion, the zucchini slices, and a pile of fresh baby spinach.Add your slice of melted cheese bread to top and tada! You have your amazing sandwich!

I love to eat this sandwich with a giant salad and some tomato basil soup.

This recipe proves that healthy food can also be super yummy.