Grilled Veggies on Toasted Ciabatta Bread

READY IN: 22mins
Recipe by Rita1652

This has lots of flavor. The spreads are optional. Giardiniera is Italian Pickled Vegetables, A collection of mixed pickled vegetables consist of carrots, cauliflower, celery, onions, peppers, olives with spices.

Top Review by MarraMamba

this is fabulous. i actually like a veggie sandwich! *shock* Couple of small changes, I love panini's so made it on my panini grill, both the inside and outside were toasty then and the cheese well melted. Definitely a keeper.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 loaf ciabatta, toasted on grill
  • 4 roasted garlic cloves
  • 1 red pepper, quartered
  • 1 onion, sliced thick
  • 1 zucchini, sliced into four long strips
  • 1 portabella mushroom
  • 4 -6 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • pesto sauce (optional)
  • giardeniera spread

  • 12 cup giardiniera (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, added to a blender to make a paste (optional)


  1. Marinate the red pepper, onion, zucchini, and the portabella mushroom in the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Italian seasoning mixture for 1 hour then grill on med high heat till softened and browned about 5 to 8 minutes.
  2. Slice the peppers into slices, separate the onions into rings, slice the portabella mushrooms.
  3. Spread the roasted garlic on one side of the toasted bread.
  4. Spread your option of Pesto and or giardeniera spread.
  5. Layer the veggies and cheese.
  6. Place top on and enjoy.

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