Best Grilled Vegetable Sandwich


A delicious vegetarian sandwich made with freshly grilled zucchini, eggplant, red bell pepper, fresh mozzarella, plum tomato, and basil pesto in a whole-grain baguette.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 20 mins
2 sandwiches


  • ½ zucchini, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch slices

  • ½ small eggplant, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch slices

  • 1 red bell pepper, quartered

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ teaspoons olive oil

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 small whole-grain baguette, cut into two halves and split lengthwise

  • ¼ cup basil pesto

  • 4 ounces fresh baby mozzarella, sliced

  • 2 plum tomatoes, sliced


  1. Combine zucchini, eggplant, and red bell pepper in a bowl. Sprinkle salt over the mixture. Set aside to allow the vegetables to tenderize, at least 3 hours.

  2. Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

  3. Drain moisture from vegetable mixture. Brush vegetables with olive oil to coat; season with black pepper.

  4. Cook vegetables on hot grill until tender, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

  5. Toast cut sides of baguette in a toaster oven until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Spread basil pesto evenly over toasted surface. Arrange grilled vegetables evenly onto 2 of the baguette halves. Top each with sliced mozzarella and plum tomato slices; top sandwich with the remaining baguette pieces to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

714 Calories
29g Fat
80g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 714
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 38%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 1918mg 83%
Total Carbohydrate 80g 29%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 93mg 467%
Calcium 739mg 57%
Iron 6mg 34%
Potassium 835mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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