Reminiscent of a burger, this sandwich-looking stack is nothing but some flavorful veggies with a creamy sauce, no bun required.
By Ashley Melillo
This roasted vegetable sandwich feels rather burger-like in look and heartiness. But don’t be fooled. It’s nothing more nor less than a stack of roasted vegetables slathered with a creamy avocado-basil aioli and jazzed up with a frilly piece of butter lettuce. Roasted portobello caps serve as buns, and roasted zucchini, tomatoes, red onion, and red peppers are piled high within to yield layers of flavor and texture. The “buns” are slathered with an avocado-basil sauce, which is simply avocado, basil, garlic, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt.
The great part about this sandwich is that all of the veggies get roasted in the oven at the same time, portobello caps included. This means that you can whip together the aioli, wash your lettuce, and set the table all while the vegetables are roasting. Once the veggies are ready, you’ll slather the aioli on the portobello buns, toss on some lettuce, and pile on the zucchini, tomatoes, onions, and red peppers.
Ashley Melillo is the creator of Blissful Basil, a blog dedicated to unearthing the happiest side of life through wholesome, plant-based foods. Being a school psychologist and food blogger, Ashley incorporates a wide array of health-enhancing ingredients into her recipes with the hope of guiding others on their path towards improved well-being.