As the weather is turning cooler, I wanted a warm, toasty sandwich. I had some late summer vegetables: a small eggplant and a zucchini. To that I added some jarred roasted red peppers and fresh mozzarella. It resulted in this Mediterranean Roasted Vegetable Sandwich.

I whipped up a small batch of lemon aioli. It’s so easy to mix up flavored mayonnaise for sandwiches. I used the basic recipe from my cookbook, The Big Book of Mediterranean Diet Cooking, but I cut the amount down to just what we needed for our sandwiches.

I served it all on toasted rye bread that I bought at our local Italian bakery.

You can spread the lemon aioli on the bread, or serve it on the side the way I did in these pictures. It makes for a lovely presentation.

This all came together for a tasty and pretty lunch. My Roasted Vegetable Sandwich is pure, vegetarian comfort food perfect for fall.

Add a bowl of soup, and you have a quick, delicious dinner.

roasted vegetable sandwich

Roasted Vegetable Sandwich

This roasted vegetable sandwich is packed with the flavors of late summer.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Lunch, Small Plate
Cuisine Italian, Mediterranean


  • 1 eggplant
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 slices rye bread
  • 1 ounce fresh mozzarella balls sliced
  • several slices roasted red peppers from a jar
  • 1 tbsp lemon aioli


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Slice vegetables lengthwise into 1/8-inch strips.
  • Arrange vegetables on a bakind sheet lined with parchment or foil.
  • Lightly brush vegetables on both sides with olive oil. Sprinkle each slice with salt.
  • Bake in oven for about 30 minutes, until vegetables are softened and cooked through.
  • Lightly toast the rye bread. Spread on lemon aioli.
  • Arrange the sandwich with slices of eggplant, zucchini, mozzarella cheese, and roasted red peppers.
  • Cut in half and serve.



You could also serve the lemon aioli on the side, and dip your sandwich in with each bite.
Keyword vegetarian

roasted vegetable sandwich

close-up of roasted vegetable sandwich

roasted vegetable sandwich with lemon aioli