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Grilled Vegetable Hero

Photo: Enrique Gili

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Grilled Vegetable Hero

Grilled vegetables look good and taste even better on toasted bread.
 
Grilled Vegetable Hero

Ingredients

  • 1 Asian eggplant, sliced
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 small summer squash, sliced
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes, halved and quartered
  • 8 cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • Pinch black pepper
  • 2 sprigs rosemary, chopped fine
  • 2 sprigs sage, chopped fine
  • 2 loaves Italian bread, lightly toasted
  • 8 green olives, sliced
  • 12-ounce jar marinated artichoke hearts, sliced
  • 4 ounces rennet-free mozzarella cheese, sliced
Prep time: 30 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes

Cooking directions

  1. Prep grill.
  2. Cut vegetables to an even size of 1/2-inch wedges and rounds, and combine a large mixing bowl. Add olive oil, salt, black pepper, rosemary and sage. Toss ingredients until vegetables have an even coating of seasoning and olive oil.
  3. Place vegetables in a grill basket or pan. Cook over high heat. Use tongs to flip until tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from grill.
  4. Remove ends from bread and cut lengthwise in half. Lightly toast bread, about 2 minutes. Remove from grill. Combine olives and artichoke hearts in a bowl.
  5. Layer cheese, roasted vegetables, olives and marinated artichoke hearts evenly divided between the bottom halves of the toasted bread. Cover with the top half of toasted bread and press.

Yield: Serves 4-6