Grilled Squash, Onion & Mozzarella Sandwiches
The spiciness of the sandwich will depend on the type of barbecue sauce you use. We think a tomato-based sauce with a little bit of smoke flavor would be nice.
  • 1 summer squash (8 ounces), cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 1 large red onion, thickly sliced
  • 1/2 cup bottled barbecue sauce
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut lengthwise into 4 flat panels
  • 1 loaf Italian bread (8 ounces), halved lengthwise
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and halved
  • 1/4 pound fat-free mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced

1. Spray a grill topper with non-stick cooking spray. Preheat the grill to medium.

2. In a large bowl, combine the squash and onion. Add the barbecue sauce and water, and toss to coat.

3. Place the bell pepper, skin-side down, on the grill topper. Lift the yellow squash and red onion from the sauce and place on the grill topper.

4. Grill the vegetables covered, turning the squash and onion occasionally, until crisp-tender, about 10 minutes. Grill the pepper until the skin is charred, about 10 minutes. Transfer the vegetables to a plate. When cool enough to handle, peel the pepper and cut into thick strips.

5. Grill the bread, cut-side down, until lightly toasted, about 30 seconds. Remove the bread from the grill and rub the toasted surface with the garlic cloves.

6. Top one half of the bread with the cheese and vegetables. Close up the sandwich and return to the grill. Grill, covered, until the cheese has melted, about 30 seconds. Cut crosswise into 4 sandwiches.

Nutritional Information
Per serving: 253 calories, 2.8g total fat (.6g saturated), 3mg cholesterol, 4g dietary fiber (1.3g soluble), 40g carbohydrate, 16g protein, 868mg sodium.
Good source of: calcium, selenium, thiamin, vitamin C.

Date Published: 09/19/2005 > Printer-friendly Version

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