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Grilled Vegetable Sandwiches with Whipped Basil Goat Cheese Spread

This one is for all of my veggie lovers out there! And even you non-veggie lovers. Or non-veggie enthusiasts. I promise you – you’re gonna love these Grilled Vegetable Sandwiches with Whipped Basil Goat Cheese Spread! Whew that’s a mouthful!

Do you know how I know you’re gonna love these? My husband LOVED these. When he asked what was for dinner and I said “Vegetable Sandwiches” I could see the life drain from his face.

When we sat down to eat dinner, however, he perked right back up. Just look at these sandwiches – they’re epic! They’re colorful, perfectly charred, and bursting with flavor!

There are a few keys to making these sandwiches taste as good as they look. For one, use GOOD bread. This is no time to use a loaf of sandwich bread. Go to your local bakery or the bakery section in your grocery store and treat yourself to some fresh sourdough or (what we used) ciabatta. I had originally planned to use focaccia, but our grocery store didn’t have any when I went.

The other must-have for these Grilled Vegetable Sandwiches? The Whipped Basil Goat Cheese! It’s so easy and SO addicting! By the end of the sandwiches, Marc and I were both adding more whipped goat cheese onto every bite.

The whipped basil goat cheese is simply goat cheese, fresh basil, olive oil, and lemon zest all whipped together in a food processor. Not only is it amazing on these sandwiches, but it would be great as a dip or toast spread!

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Grilled Vegetable Sandwiches with Whipped Basil Goat Cheese Spread

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dinner, goatcheesespread, grilledsandwiches
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 sandwiches
Calories: 283.88kcal


  • 1 red onion cut into quarters
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into 2" chunks
  • 2 large zucchinis cut in half and then sliced into long pieces
  • 1 large summer squash cut in half and then sliced into long pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the whipped basil goat cheese spread:

  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil chopped
  • zest from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Good sandwich bread ciabatta, focaccia, sourdough, etc


  • In a large bowl, mix together the onion slices, red bell pepper chunks, zucchini, and summer squash pieces.
  • Drizzle with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, and salt, and toss to combine. Set aside while you make the whipped goat cheese.
  • To make the whipped goat cheese, add the goat cheese, olive oil, basil, lemon zest, and salt in a small food processor and pulse until it is a creamy consistency.
  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  • Place the veggies into a grill basket and grill on preheated grill for 15-20 minutes, until they are slightly charred and no longer crunchy.
  • Drizzle olive oil on the inside of the slices of your bread and grill for 1-2 minutes until they are slightly charred and warmed.
  • To assemble, spread the bottom slice of your bread with as much goat cheese as you'd like.
  • Top with veggies and top piece of bread.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 283.88kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.95g | Protein: 7.81g | Fat: 24.01g | Saturated Fat: 6.68g | Cholesterol: 13.04mg | Sodium: 699.31mg | Potassium: 496.04mg | Fiber: 2.61g | Sugar: 7.41g | Vitamin A: 1597.45IU | Vitamin C: 66.64mg | Calcium: 74.41mg | Iron: 1.42mg
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Recipe Rating

  1. 5 stars
    I made this today and OH MY GOSH! Fantastic and so fresh and summery. THANK YOU!! Will make again

  2. I just need you to know that this has become an absolute staple for us. My kids don’t *love* it, so my husband and I have been having these for date nights in after they go to bed, with a glass of white wine. LOVE these sandwiches (and we’ve found that roasting the veggies works great too as the weather turns colder).