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marinated grilled vegetable sandwich on bread
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Marinated Grilled Vegetable Sandwich

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Marinated Grilled Vegetable Sandwich, it's stacked with grilled veggies marinated in a sweet bbq coffee marinade then piled onto crusty bread and layered with spicy cashew cream mayo.


Sandwich Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 1 small eggplant
  • 1 large sweet onion
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • 6 slices seeded crusty bread

BBQ Coffee Dry Rub Seasoning

  • 1/4 cup finely ground coffee
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon cayenne ~ or more


  • 1/3 cup Mazola Corn Oil
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons BBQ Coffee Dry Rub Seasoning


  • BBQ Coffee Dry Rub Seasoning
  • Combine all ingredients into a small jar, place lid on and shake until ingredients are well mixed. 


  • Mix dry seasoning, Mazola Corn Oil, and apple cider vinegar into a deep-dish pie pan. Whisk until ingredients are combined well. 

Sandwich Ingredients

  • Using a mandoline slicer carefully slice zucchini, eggplant, and onion into even, thin slices. Place slices into the marinade,  brushing on marinade on both sides of sliced vegetables.
  • Allow vegetables to set in the marinade for 30 minutes. 
  • Place marinated vegetables on a hot grill, close lid, and allow to cook 3 minutes. When you see the grill marks starting to show through on the top side of vegetables, flip them and allow to cook with lid closed two more minutes or until done. Be careful not to overcook and dry them out. 
  • Assemble vegetables onto your crusty bread, then add fresh basil leaves and Spicy Cashew Cream Sauce
Keyword: Grilled Vegetable Sandwich
Servings: 3 sandwiches
Author: Gina ~ Intentional Hospitality