Grilled Veggie Sandwiches

Dinner, Healthy, Quick and Easy, Summer, Vegetarian

These Grilled Veggie Sandwiches with chipotle hummus are a great way to enjoy summer produce with the grill. Soft bread with smokey vegetables and creamy hummus makes these vegan sandwiches super filling and satisfying for vegans, vegetarians, and meat eaters alike.

Grilled Veggie Sandwiches

I’m not gonna lie, I actually didn’t even know how to use a grill until 6 months ago. I’ve always had a gas grill or no grill at all. I lived in Los Angeles for years and years with no outdoor space so please don’t hold it against me! But a few months ago, I got a grill. A bright, pretty red one and finally purchased one of those chimney things and learned how to use it properly. It honestly couldn’t be simpler so I have no idea why I was a little intimidated by it.

The best part of summer—besides copious amounts of watermelon and popsicles—is grilling. I love grilled foods. And I could eat a grilled veggie sandwich every single day. They are so good and light-feeling.

 

What are the Best Veggies to Grill?

You want something that can hold up to the heat and not burst open and create lots of liquid. I think the ones I used for these sandwiches are the best:

  • red peppers, but really any peppers would be good.
  • eggplant
  • green onions
  • zucchini, or any other summer squash

 

What makes the best grilled veggie sandwiches?

  • FLAVOR. You really want to make sure whatever is going on the sandwich is super flavorful and filling.
  • Use a few different veggies. Don’t just grill one veggie, different ones have different flavors and textures.
  • Always add another flavor element. I already mentioned flavor but you can always take it a step further. I used a chipotle hummus hack but you could easily mix in pesto to hummus or make a flavored mayo spread to build more flavor.

Grilled Veggie Sandwiches

 

 

I tossed the grilled veggies in some olive oil and a few healthy pinches of salt and cooked them for about 5 minutes. I smothered the bread with a few swipes of a short-cut chipotle hummus (SO BOMB!) and put them on this bread.

In the summer, I want things to be simple and chill (more than usual) so I went the short-cut route on the hummus. Of course, you could make the hummus homemade and then add the chipotles in adobo. Both are pretty simple.

The sandwich was made even better with a few slices of cold avocado. I enjoyed this sandwich room temperature so no need to freak out if it’s not super warm when served. The bread was crispy on the outside and so soft on the inside.

I paired it with a radish and snap pea salad, some slices of watermelon and some grilled corn. (I took the leftover chipotles in adobo and smashed them with some butter.)

Grilled Veggie Sandwiches

 

Grilled Veggie Sandwiches Recipe

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5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Serving Size: 6
Calories: 212kcal
These grilled veggie sandwiches with chipotle hummus are a great way to enjoy summer produce with the grill. Soft bread with smokey vegetables and creamy hummus makes these vegan sandwiches super filling and satisfying for vegans, vegetarians, and meat eaters alike.

Ingredients

Short-Cut Chipotle Hummus: 

  • 2 chipotles in adobo, from a can, I usually freeze the remaining chiles 
  • 8 ounces store-bought or homemade hummus
  • Pinch of salt, to taste 

Veggie Sandwiches: 

  • 4 Bread Rolls or Buns
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 zucchini, trimmed and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/2 eggplant, trimmed and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 red pepper, trimmed and cut into 1-inch slices
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 avocado, sliced, optional

Directions

To Make the Short-Cut Chipotle Hummus: 

  • To a food processor, add the chipotles in adobo. Pulse until minced. Add the store-bought or homemade hummus; pulse until thoroughly combined. Give it a taste and adjust the salt to your liking. Set aside. 

To Make the Veggie Sandwiches: 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place the Telera rolls on a baking sheet. Transfer to the oven and bake for 5 to 7 minutes. There won’t be a visual difference so be sure to set a timer. Allow the rolls to come to room temperature. Slice the rolls in half. 
  • Prep your grill and get it ready for grilling. Here’s a link to setting up a grill. Brush both sides of the rolls with olive oil. Using tongs, place the bread slices on the hottest part of the grill, toasting them for about 30 seconds to a minute. Flip them over and toast for an additional 30 seconds. Remove and set them aside. 
  • To a bowl, add the vegetables, along with the remaining olive oil (about 2 tablespoons) and a few pinches of salt. Add the vegetables to the grill. I found the zucchini are cooked in about 3 minutes (over a 400 degrees F grill), flipping them about halfway. The eggplant, peppers and green onions took about 5 to 7 minutes. This will vary depending on where you put the vegetables on the grill (some spots are hotter than others) and what the temperature is. Use your best judgement! Remove them from the grill and set them aside. 
  • To assemble the sandwiches, smear a tablespoon or two of hummus onto each bottom half of the rolls. Top with a few vegetables and add the other half of bread. Add avocado if you like! Slice in half and serve.
CourseDinner, Lunch
CuisineAmerican
KeywordGrilled Veggie Sandwich
Serving: 4g | Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 106mg | Potassium: 582mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1551IU | Vitamin C: 54mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg
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  • Reply Embeya Grill March 20, 2020 at 1:06 am

    5 stars
    Woooow…..Homemade!!! It’s the only thing that taste good! And so easy to do…

    I think I will look for these and try your recipe this weekend. Thank you for sharing!

    Dang Thai from Embeya!

  • Reply Jacob Tence October 18, 2018 at 7:11 am

    This so tasty and I love it! If I cook it, then I always use grill light from this Weblink. I like how it makes my hummus taste, definitely would recommend it to others.

  • Reply Argelia Rivas July 12, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    hola! i was catching up on your blog and i just love this recipe!
    i never heard about a snap pea/ radish salad but im intrigue 😀 :D, can you share the ingredients ?
    thanks! and hope you are having a good trip!

  • Reply Lindsay July 9, 2018 at 11:42 am

    you know what’s even easier then the chimey starter thing? The home alone handle burner thing https://www.amazon.com/GrillPro-33666-Electric-Charcoal-Starter
    trust me, you’ll never go back

  • Reply Mimi June 28, 2018 at 8:36 am

    Such gorgeous photos. I love those breads. The sandwiches sound really lovely. When my husband was a vegetarian, for road trips I’d make white bean dip, which is really garlicky, turn it into sandwiches and pack them in the cooler. Our whole car always smelled like garlic!

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme June 28, 2018 at 9:04 am

      haha that’s so funny. i love white bean dip and it needs the garlic! 🙂

  • Reply Belinda June 27, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    Yum. I found some spreadable feta in the supermarket yesterday and bought it because who doesn’t love new ways to eat cheese. Thinking it would be delicious on these with pesto instead of the hummus.

  • Reply OH LA LATKES June 27, 2018 at 8:23 am

    You had me at chipotle. I had lots of dishes with chipotle but never hummus. Yum! Such a great idea!
    Thanks for inspiring me!

    E || OH LA LATKES

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme June 28, 2018 at 9:03 am

      it’s so good! it’s spicy and has such a deep flavor, especially for something that takes 5 minutes haha.