Grilled Veggie Sandwich - Chef Cynthia Louise
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A Quick And Yummy Grilled Veggie Sandwich 

My grilled veggie sandwich is one of those sandwiches you can do when you have leftover eggplants and zucchini in the fridge, and you don’t exactly know what to do with them. Not to mention that good bread sitting in the freezer. And you just make it happen.

My Dad And His Sandwiches

Let me share with you a story about my dad and his sandwiches. My dad made the best salad sandwiches of all time. They were BIG in height, large in flavour, and filled full of plants with mustard and ham. He loved ham. We all used to take the piss out of him and his GIANT sandwich he would make every day. Putting this masterpiece together took time. And eating it would also take him time.

From memory, building his sandwich would go like this. Thick cuts of brown wholemeal bread, (and not just any brown bread it had to be the bread from baker’s delight), and it had to be fresh and still warm. First came the avocado, he used that instead of butter then lettuce, grated carrot, slices of red capsicum – yes, they had to be red! He ate them like apples at times, then pickled beets, and lastly ham with a spread of mustard. His sandwiches would measure in height around 10-15 cm. NO joke. He would then push it down and spend a good 40 minutes to an hour devouring it.

Well, my grilled veggie sandwich is nothing like his, but making this sandwich brought up a lot of memories for me. Food is one of the most powerful connective tools we have. We build our bonds with friends and family over dinners, we go to restaurants on dates, and we prepare food at home for others and with others. Food evokes memories that are just as powerful as other cultural products, if not more so due to the fact that they stimulate all the senses.

I miss my dad so much. Really not a day goes by when I am not reminded of him.

grilled veggie sandwich

Grilled Veggie Sandwich Recipe!



  • Eggplants, sliced lengthwise
  • Zucchini, sliced lengthwise
  • Mushroom
  • Red capsicum

  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Bread of your choice
  • Dressing of your choice
  • A pinch of #EASEANDFLOW


Grill all the vegetables, until cooked.

Toast the bread.

Assemble the sandwich and serve.


Prep time: 20 mins

Freezer-friendly: No


What brings this sandwich home is the dressing. For this grilled veggie sandwich I used an awesome pesto – this recipe and a lot more are included in my Plant-Based Love Stories Cookbook

I hope you get to try and enjoy this quick and easy grilled veggie sandwich! You know the drill, head on to my YouTube channel and let me know in the comments section how you go.

With love from my kitchen to yours,

Chef Cynthia Louise xx

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About the Author

Chef Cynthia Louise is an Internationally acclaimed MasterChef, speaker, author, restaurant consultant, teacher and television presenter in wholefood, dairy-free cooking. She also has the worlds first online cooking classes focused on dairy-free plant-based whole foods with recipes that people are raving about and changing people's health, one delicious bite at a time. Chef Cynthia loves nothing more than educating people about the simplicity and vitality of a plant-based, whole foods lifestyle. Each dish is like art on a plate and her flavour combinations nourish the soul and get everyone talking.