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Cooking Challenge: Grilled Veggie Sandwich

Posted Dec 10 2010 8:21am
There was a restaurant by my old office that served the most delicious grilled veggie sandwich. For this week's cooking challenge, I decided to try to re-create it.

I started by taking out my grill plate and chopping up a bunch of veggies.

I used portobello mushrooms, eggplant, and green and red peppers.

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I grilled each vegetable for about five minutes on each side. It was enough heat that the veggies softened, but not so much that they became mushy.

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Once the veggies were all grilled, I smeared two pieces of wheat bread with zesty garlic hummus and started stacking the veggies.

I started with the peppers.

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Then added the mushrooms and finally the eggplant.

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The whole sandwich was a leaning tower about to fall apart at any second, but I managed to eat it up before there was any sort of disaster.

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This ended up being not nearly as good as the restaurant version. I think part of the problem was that I used a different hummus and I didn't grill the peppers long enough. They were still a little too crunchy compared to the mushrooms and the eggplant.

I think in the future I will just stick to ordering this.
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