A while ago I made an eggplant and mozzarella paninithat I really enjoyed. While I was eating it ideas started to form about other tasty sandwiches. The ideas percolated over the intervening days and came to fruition recently when I realized that that I had some chickpeas that needed to be used and a freezer full of roasted red peppers. I had been thinking about a grilled eggplant and zucchini sandwich with roasted red peppers and the leftover chickpeas inspired my to add some hummusto the sandwich. Hummus is one of my favorite dips and I am constantly looking for new ways to enjoy it. Using it as a condiment in a sandwich is something that I have been wanting to try for a while and this was the perfect chance. I also wanted some cheese in my sandwich and since I already had a lot of ingredients that I associate with Greek cuisine, I thought that some crumbled feta would go nicely. I finished the sandwiches off with a splash of balsamic vinegar for even more flavour and a bit of a kick. With the sandwiches contents decided, the only thing left was the bread. I really like the texture of whole grained bread and since it is also healthier I tend to always pick it up and I used some for these sandwiches. The grilled panini sandwiches turned out great! They were nice and warm and full of flavour and oh so good! Everything in this sandwich just worked really well together. I liked the way that the crumbed feta kind of melted into the sandwich and splash of balsamic vinegar was perfect. I have a feeling that I will be making these sandwiches again and again. Note: I just used a plain hummus but you could easily drop the roasted red peppers and use a roasted red pepper hummusof any other flavour of hummus would go well in this sandwich. I am looking forward to making these sandwiches again and using roasted garlic hummusor maybe sun dried tomato hummusor maybe even sun dried olive hummus.
Grilled Vegetable Panini
- 2 zucchini (cut into thin slices)
- 1 eggplant (cut into thin slices)
- * olive oil
- oregano, salt and pepper to taste
- 4 roasted red peppers
- 1 cup feta (crumbled)
- 4 tablespoons hummus
- 8 slices of bread
- balsamic vinegar
- Lightly brush the zucchini and eggplant in olive oil and season with oregano, salt and pepper.
- Grill the vegetables over medium-high heat until tender and nice and golden brown.
- Assemble sandwich including a slash of balsamic vinegar.
- Lightly brush the bread in olive oil and grill until golden brown on both sides.
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This looks like the perfect sandwich! I love grilled vegetables.
My kind of lunch, I make those during the summer time when veggies are in season and can’t get enough of it.
Great kevin! You made it look so yummy!
I love paninis, and this one looks just right. BTW, I just had garlic-cilantro hummus from Trader Joe’s and it’s worth a try for sure!
Not Another Omnivore says
This looks awesome!
Nina Timm says
This is the healthiest pannini that I have ever seen!!! Wow, I love the hummus in there too!!!
Yumm, I’ll try this.
It’s all nice and squished. I so wanted one for lunch today and the restaurant didn’t have them on the menu. Sigh. Looks tasty!
Proud Italian Cook says
Oh Kevin, You and I are on the same wave length today, I did the same veggie panini! How funny 🙂
I am always up for a good panini. This looks perfect.
Sometimes a gooey, warm sandwich is the perfect comfort meal. I still want to try your eggplant & mozzarella panini!
A Feast for the Eyes says
Talk about picture perfect! Look at those grill marks. I’m right there.
Oh that’s really good. And all ingredients in season too. Try it with portobello mushrooms next time.
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
They look beautiful, appetizing and delicious!
I’ll have one of those please thank you very much! Looks yummy!
Happy cook says
Wow wow wow looks so yummy delcious.
You can do so many things with panini’s! 🙂 These look like some yummy one, and on the healthy side too!
Darius T. Williams says
Great photo sir…looks really tasty!
I love paninis! A few years ago the panini craze hit NYC and every single deli and corner store started carrying “panini” using substandard ingredients on pita bread! It made me quite suspicious of anything called panini but your recipe looks DELISH(esp with the addition of the hummus). Thanks for sharing!
I love the layer of hummus in there! Roasted garlic hummus sounds great too.
Dana Treat says
I usually find vegetarian sandwiches so boring (and I am a veg), but this looks and sounds so interesting and delicious!
Mmmmmm nice panino!
Culinary Wannabe says
Love how you really packed the veggies in there! This would be great with a soup for lunch – yum!
megan (brooklyn farmhouse) says
Will you come over and make me lunch?? 🙂
What a healthy panini…looks simply great
That looks like the sandwich I want to eat for lunch!!!
Great looking sandwich and interesting flavors… bet it was good!
Such a perfect panini!!!
Looks great… I’m sure I can even smell it!
When a sandwich has grill marks, it’s going to be good. We need a panini maker!
I’m a drooling looking at that picture! This sammy is a work of art!
Adding the hummus to your sammie is a great idea. There is an Italian restaurant by my office that makes paninis. I love that the bread is so crusty and the cheese gets all gooey. I’ve debated about getting a panini press, but it would probably end up with all the other gadets I desperately needed, but never use!
Oh my… this looks so scrumptious and delicious!! Great job!
The Food Hunter says
Looks like a wonderful panini.
That looks delicious! grilled veggies rock. Are you interested in the meyer lemon roud up next week?
Beer Lover says
it looks awesome! healthy and yummy!
Mmmm, that looks like the perfect sarnie to me! Love it.
Gorgeous! Roasted veggies + hummus = huge thumbs up! And even better on a panini!
THIS LOOKS AMAZING.
I always make such boring sandwiches, just lunchmeat and cheese. I really need to do better!
i love a good panini! those grill marks are gorgeous 🙂
Sweet Bird says
I love panini, no matter the kind – and this one looks delicious
hummus and grilled veggies?? very yummy
I love panini, and grilled vegetables…such a great combination.
Fabulous looking sarnie, Kevin.
BTW I forgot to mention in my last comment, I thought I’d retired my winter coat after 2 weeks of warm weather, but today it’s snowing again. 🙂
This looks de-licious!
The sandwich looks so filling and perfect!
I've made this about six times now, and I never get tired of it! I've used artichoke-garlic-spinach hummus (homemade) and subbed out fresh mozzarella for feta, and it always tastes fabulous. I don't care if summer veggies are out of season. As long as I can find them in the store, this will be on my plate. Thanks!
Thanks for this recipe … it looks really good. I just have a question. When you say "Grill" the eggplant, do you mean in the oven? If yes, you didn't mention the degree of the oven.
sarah: By grill I mean on the grill or barbecue or in a grilling pan on the stove at medium-high heat. You could also broil it in the oven.
I just peed
ravish dewangan says
I dont have a griller so i made it over a pan, but it still yummy to eat.