10 Great Grilled Sandwiches Beyond Burgers
We love burgers on the grill. But from time to time, even the most burger obsessed among us likes a tasty change of pace. Enter these top-rated grilled sandwiches. From vegetarian winners like grilled Mediterranean veggie sandwiches to grilled Southwest chicken sandwiches, these stand-out recipes dish up delicious variety — perfect for summer grilling.
Amazing Southwest Cilantro Lime Mango Grilled Chicken Sandwiches
You'll marinate chicken breast strips in lime zest, cilantro, garlic, and jalapeno peppers. Then layer your sandwich with fresh salsa, grilled vegetables, mangoes, and Monterey Jack cheese. "This was AWESOME," raves M. Siems. "Mango was the perfect sweetness to offset the spices."
Grilled Mediterranean Vegetable Sandwich
Sauteed portobella mushrooms, roasted eggplant, and red bell peppers served on focaccia bread. Substitute your favorite veggies and use any Italian flat bread you like. A simple dressing combining mayonnaise with crushed garlic adds a flavorful counterpoint to the delicious roasted veggies.
Chicken Souvlaki Gyro Style
"The marinade and cucumber sauce are awesome," says THOMPSONCHEF. "And grilling the chicken outside means I didn't have to heat up the kitchen."
Festival-Style Grilled Italian Sausage Sandwiches
Plump sweet or hot Italian sausages are grilled with red peppers and onions, then loaded up on a toasted sandwich roll. "These delicious grilled sausage sandwiches are my attempt to duplicate the ones I ate when I was growing up and attended Italian street festivals in the North End of Boston," says carina.
Grilled Salmon Sandwich with Dill Sauce
This simple sandwich stars grilled salmon, bacon, lettuce, tomato slices, and a quick sauce of dill, lemon zest, and mayo. "absolutely fantastic," says CookinBug. "I don't think I've ever had salmon and bacon together and wow, what a perfect pair. The dill sauce was a perfect complement."
Grilled Portobello with Basil Mayonnaise Sandwich
"A light vegetarian sandwich with great flavor that is perfect for summer," says Rotorwife. "You can use just about any type of bread but Kaiser rolls or burger buns are best. I like to serve this with grilled squash and a glass of white wine!"
Grilled Blackened Fish Sandwiches with Homemade Slaw
Dinner's ready in about 20 minutes! "Grilled fish sandwiches with a Cajun flair topped with homemade slaw. Serve with fries or chips," says Soup Loving Nicole.
Chicken Sandwiches with Zang
Chicken breasts are seasoned with Italian and grill seasonings, grilled, brushed with barbeque sauce, and served on a toasted bun with sautéed onions, bell peppers, and mushrooms. "They were full of flavor!" says Mom22GreatKids. "Something different than just your plain ole' grilled chicken sandwich."
Grilled Chicken Pineapple Sliders
You'll grill marinated chicken breast and slices of pineapple and then layer them with red onions and lettuce between sweet Hawaiian bread rolls spread with teriyaki sauce. "So easy and delicious," says Theadamsfamily. "It's a new favorite for my kids."
California Grilled Veggie Sandwich
Melted feta cheese and smoky-flavored grilled zucchini, squash, red bell peppers, and red onions make a fantastic, flavorful sandwich served on grilled focaccia bread. "So good," raves MOLLYWEST. "It's now a family favorite. Even my husband, who thinks he has to have meat at every meal, loved it. I added artichokes, and will try mushrooms next time."