giant grilled zucchini sandwich
  • (3 cups) zucchini, diagonally cut into 1/8 in. thick slices
  • (3 slices) red onion, 1/8 in. thick
  • (1) red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 4 pieces
  • (2 Tbsp.) balsamic vinegar
  • (1 tsp.) extra virgin olive oil
  • (1/2 tsp.) salt
  • (1/4 tsp.) freshly ground black pepper
  • (1 lb. loaf) ciabatta, cut in half horizontally
  • (1 cup) gourmet salad greens
  • (5 oz.) fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • (8) fresh basil leaves



Giant Grilled Zucchini Sandwich

Grilled zucchini, onion and bell peppers tossed in balsamic vinegar and piled high on ciabatta bread.

Preparation Time

About 15 minutes

Cook Time

About 25 minutes


  1. 1Preheat outdoor grill or indoor grill pan to medium-high heat.
  2. 2In a large bowl, toss together zucchini, red onion, bell pepper, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper.
  3. 3Place on grill (use a piece of foil if needed) and cook onion and bell pepper 15 minutes, turning once. Grill zucchini 6 minutes, turning once. Reserve vinegar in bowl.
  4. 4Remove inside of bottom half of bread and fill with grilled vegetables, greens, cheese and basil. Top with vinegar and bread top.
  5. 5Grill sandwich 8 minutes, turning halfway through. Cut into quarters and serve.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/4 of sandwich

Amount Per Serving:

  • Calories 338
  • Total Fat 11.1 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 44.8 g
  • Protein 14.3 g
  • Cholesterol 28 mg
  • Sodium 785 mg
  • Fiber 4.4 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Lunch

Recipe Subcategory: Sandwiches and Burgers

Recipe Ethnicity: Italian

Dietetic Info:

  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: No

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Dairy

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.