grilled veggie sandwich w/ aioli & feta

What do vegetarians eat at a barbeque?

Grilled zucchini, red pepper, and red onion piled high on toasted ciabatta with aioli and feta... it's tough being a vegetarian ;-)

4 T mayonnaise
1 garlic clove, pressed
1 T lemon juice
1 red pepper, cut into strips
2 small/ 1 medium zucchini, sliced
1 red onion, quartered
olive oil
crumbled feta
1 loaf ciabatta

First, make your aioli by whisking together the mayonnaise, garlic, and lemon juice.  I like to make mine a few hours ahead and stick it in the fridge so the flavors have a chance to mingle.

Next, cut your veggies and toss them with a bit of olive oil, I usually brush the red onion with oil vs. toss it because it's best to keep the quarters intact when it goes on the grill or else I end up sacrificing most of it to the charcoal gods.

Next grill the veggies, flipping them a time or two until they have a nice char and are starting to soften.

While the veggies are grilling, spread the ciabatta with aioli and sprinkle it with crumbled feta.  When the veggies are done, throw the ciabatta on the grill and cover it for a few minutes.  If you're opposed to crispy bread, lay it on some foil instead of the naked grill grate.  

Cook it until it's warm and lovely, then pile it high with veggies and enjoy :)

In my grillhouse, the aioli, feta, red onions, red peppers, and ciabatta are not negotiable, but I've been known to improvise the rest... summer squash, aubergine, sliced portabello mushooms, etc.

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