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Grilled Vegetable and Mozzarella Sandwiches

Top ciabatta bread wtih grilled vegetables and thick slices of fresh mozzarella for a hearty and healthy sandwich

Cooking Light JUNE 2004

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich quarter)

Ingredients

  • 3 cups (1/8-inch-thick) diagonally cut zucchini (about 1 pound)
  • 3 (1/8-inch-thick) slices red onion
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 4 pieces
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon extravirgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 (1-pound) loaf ciabatta, cut in half horizontally
  • 1 cup gourmet salad greens
  • 5 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 8 fresh basil leaves

Preparation

Prepare grill to medium-high heat.

Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl, tossing to coat. Remove vegetables from bowl, reserving vinegar mixture. Place the onion and bell pepper on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 7 minutes on each side or until tender. Grill zucchini 3 minutes on each side or until tender.

Hollow out bottom half of bread, leaving a 1/2-inch-thick shell; reserve torn bread for another use. Layer grilled vegetables, greens, cheese, and basil in bottom of loaf; drizzle reserved vinegar mixture on top. Cover with top of the bread; press lightly.

Place filled loaf on grill rack; grill 4 minutes on each side or until cheese melts. Cut into quarters.

Note:

You can use a grilling basket to make it easier to handle the vegetables as they cook. If you can't find a loaf of ciabatta, use focaccia.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 338
  • Calories from fat: 30%
  • Fat: 11.1g
  • Saturated fat: 5.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 14.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 44.8g
  • Fiber: 4.4g
  • Cholesterol: 28mg
  • Iron: 2.9mg
  • Sodium: 785mg
  • Calcium: 287mg
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