I am a person who enjoys roasting vegetables. I am also a person who enjoys leisurely drives around New England with a blanket and perfect picnic sandwiches. This ultimate roasted veggie sandwich is one of my favorite picnic treats!
COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE: A GREAT WAY TO SUPPORT LOCAL FARMERS
But before I get into that, I would like to welcome you to my Community Supported Agriculture Series. I bought a summer farm share at Clark Farm in Carlisle, MA. This is very exciting. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is all about supporting local farms by buying a share of their harvest before the growing season and receiving farm fresh produce every week for a certain period of time.
I thought it would be fun to post new recipes each week where I use my fresh, organic farm veggies in recipes that you can make too! I know there are a lot of people out there who do CSA in the summer. So this is for all of you!
The featured CSA ingredients for this recipe are: eggplant, zucchini and summer squash.
The Ultimate Roasted Veggie Sandwich Travels Well for Picnics
In the late Spring, cooler days of summer and, of course, in the fall - I must picnic. I simply must. Anyone else love picnics? There is something about laying out a blanket in a field or by a lake that brings pure calm to my entire being. I have sandwiches on my brain. Picnic sandwiches. My go-to picnic sandwiches are my Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Romesco, Dill Havarti & Arugula and this Ultimate Roasted Veggie Sandwich. Picnic sandwiches must travel well. This is key.
If you're putting any condiments like mayonnaise, pesto or romesco sauce, a sturdy bread is required like ciabatta rolls. If I'm near my favorite bakery, I'll pick up focaccia rolls or French bread rolls. This type of roll will absorb the pesto very nicely and any toughness the ciabatta may have had, will be gone.
If you're planning to make this a road trip or picnic sandwich, ciabatta rolls work great and are widely available at the local grocery store. Second best option from the grocery store: French bread. Buy one of those long baguettes from the bakery and you're good to go!
Finally, the best part about this sandwich is that you can enjoy it warm or cold. So what are you waiting for? Plan your road trip and picnic destination and get a move on!
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