Grilled Vegetable and Mozzarella Sandwich With Pesto

Updated on December 16, 2019
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Grilled vegetables, mozzarella, and pesto on ciabatta bread
Grilled vegetables, mozzarella, and pesto on ciabatta bread | Source

A Perfect Summer Sandwich

Take a trip to your local farmer's market and grill up your finds, pile them onto a soft ciabatta roll, and add some fresh mozzarella and jarred pesto. My favorite combination of vegetables is red onion, zucchini, and sweet peppers. Portobello mushrooms or eggplant are also excellent choices if you want a heartier sandwich.


  • 1 large zucchini, sliced diagonally into 8 pieces
  • 2 bell peppers, quartered
  • 1 red onion, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinaigrette
  • 4 ciabatta rolls, split
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons jarred pesto
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Grilled vegetables
Grilled vegetables | Source


  1. Combine sliced onions, zucchini, and peppers in a bowl. Add the vinegarette and toss gently to coat. Allow to marinate for at least 1 hour.
  2. Heat your grill to medium-high heat. Slice ciabatta rolls in half and brush the cut sides with olive oil.
  3. Cut avocados in half and remove the pits. Scoop the insides into a bowl. Add lime juice and salt. Mash with a fork until almost smooth.
  4. Grill vegetables for 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Add rolls, cut side down, and grill until toasted, about 3 minutes. Allow vegetables to cool slightly. Remove the chared pepper skin.
  5. Spread avocado on the bottom half of each roll. Top with onion, zucchini, pepper, and cheese. Spread pesto on the top half of each roll and close each sandwich.
Building the sandwiches
Building the sandwiches | Source
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 Sandwich
Calories 581
Calories from Fat333
% Daily Value *
Fat 37 g57%
Saturated fat 5 g25%
Carbohydrates 58 g19%
Sugar 9 g
Fiber 10 g40%
Protein 12 g24%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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    • KT Dunn profile image

      KT Dunn 

      15 months ago from United States

      This recipe includes several of my favorite ingredients, and it sounds delicious. I will be trying it soon!


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