Recipes

Grilled Farmers Market Sandwiches

Kids may be back in school, but it’s still summertime! Shop the market for your ingredients and then throw them on the grill for a delicious summer sandwich.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 8 (1/2-inch-thick) slices eggplant
  • 2 (1/2-inch-thick) slices red onion
  • 1 large zucchini, cut lengthwise into 4 pieces
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
  • 4 (2 1/2-ounce) ciabatta bread portions, cut in half horizontally
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 (1-ounce) slices provolone cheese, halved
  • 8 (1/4-inch-thick) slices tomato
  • 8 basil leaves

Preparation

Preheat grill to medium-high. Brush 1 tablespoon olive oil evenly over both sides of eggplant, onion, and zucchini. Sprinkle with rosemary, pepper, and salt. Combine 1 tablespoon oil and vinegar in a bowl. Brush vinegar mixture over cut sides of bread. Place onion on grill rack coated with cooking spray, and grill for 6 minutes on each side or until tender. Remove from grill, and separate into rings. Grill eggplant and zucchini 4 minutes on each side or until tender. Cut zucchini pieces in half crosswise. Place bread, cut sides down, on grill rack; grill 2 minutes. Remove from grill. Place 1 piece of cheese on bottom halves bread portions; top each serving with 1 eggplant slice, 1 tomato slice, 1 basil leaf, 2 pieces zucchini, one-fourth of onion rings, 1 eggplant slice, 1 tomato slice, 1 basil leaf, 1 piece of cheese, and top half of bread. Place sandwiches on grill rack; grill 2 minutes, covered, or until cheese melts.

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Market Umbrella

 

Market Umbrella is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3), based in New Orleans, whose mission is to cultivate the field of public markets for public good. Market Umbrella has operated the Crescent City Farmers Markets (CCFM) since 1995.

Crescent City Farmers Market

 

The Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round in four New Orleans neighborhoods. The CCFM hosts nearly 80 local small farmers, fishers and food producers, and more than 100,000 shoppers annually.

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