Open Grilled Veggie Sandwich


  • Whole Wheat Bread or Sandwich Bread – 8
  • Grated Mozzarella Cheese – 1/4 Cup
  • Sliced Green Olives – 4 (Optional)
  • Red Capsicum/Bell Pepper – 1/2
  • Yellow Capsicum/Bell Pepper – 1/2
  • Green Capsicum/Bell Pepper – 1/2
  • Onion – 1 small sized
  • Olive Oil or any Oil- 1 tsp
  • Grated Garlic – 1/2 tsp
  • Dried Mixed Italian Herbs – 1/2 tsp
  • Black Pepper Powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Sugar – 1 tsp
  • Salt

Time to Prepare: 20 min

How to Make Open Grilled Veggie Sandwich:

  • For the Sandwich Topping:
    1. Cut the tri-colored Capsicum / Bell Pepper into short thin strips and finely chop the Onions. Keep aside.
    2. Heat Oil in a non-stick pan (to achieve good results for caramelize of Sugar, always use non-stick pan). Add the sugar to the Oil and allow it to caramelize (turn golden brown in color) for 2-3 minutes. Then use wooden spatula to mix well with the Oil.
    3. Now add finely chopped Onions and fry for 2-3 minutes. Add grated Garlic and mix well with all the ingredients. Then add one by one colored Capsicum / Bell Pepper like Green, Red and Yellow cut in Step 1 and saute on a medium flame for 5-6 minutes by stirring continuously with the help of spatula.
    4. At this stage, add Salt, Mixed Herbs, Black Pepper Powder and mix well and saute on high flame for 2-3 minutes. Remove from the flame and divide the mixture into 8 equal portions (one each for the 8 bread slices).
  • Sandwich Preparation:
    1. Once the toppings are ready, place a Bread slice on a plate. Spread the topping evenly on the Bread slice and sprinkle the grated Mozzarella Cheese and few slices of Olives. I did not use Olives to prepare the Sandwich, still the Open Grilled Veggie Sandwich turned out very tasty. Repeat this procedure for other Bread slices.
    2. Bake the prepared Bread slices in a pre-heated oven at 200 degree C for 5 minutes or till the cheese melts (As per Tarla Dalal). But I used Microwave Oven to bake the Bread using Grill Mode of Microwave – preheat the Oven for 3 min.
    3.  Arrange the Bread slices on a high rack grill (at a time 2-3 slices can be arranged) and bake all the slices for 6-7 minutes or till the Cheese melts. Repeat for all the Bread slices.