Grilled Zucchini Caprese Sandwich



Servings: 3-4
Prep time: 0:20
Total time: 0:25
Categories: Sandwich


• 1 medium Zucchini
• 1 Fresh Ciabatta Bread (or other flat loaf)
• D’Avolio’s Tuscan Herb Olive Oil
• 1 Garlic Clove
• 6-8 Fresh Basil Leaves (spinach is a good substitute)
• 1 8 oz ball Fresh Mozzarella, sliced thinly 1 Ripe Tomato, sliced thinly Lettuce
Italian Seasoning


Slice zucchini in 1/4 slices longwise. Brush olive oil on both sides and grill until beginning to brown.

Slice bread in half length wise. Toast under broiler until slightly brown. Remove immediately, brush with olive oil then rub with peeled garlic clove. Season with Italian seasoning.

Put basil then zucchini on bottom half of bread. Cover with half the tomato and mozzarella slices. Layer top half of bread with remaining tomato and mozzarella. Put under broiler until the cheese starts to bubble but not burn.

Remove from oven, sprinkle with more Italian seasoning and layer one half with crispy lettuce. With a hand on each half, close the sandwich quickly and press down on a flat surface to marry both sides. Slice and serve. Feeds two hungry college boys or 3-4 adults.

Have a yummy day!



Chopped Chicken Salad Jars



Servings: 4 Main Dish
Prep time: 0:30
Total time: 2:30
Categories: American, Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish, Salad


• 1 Small Zucchini, chopped
• 1 8 Ounce Grape Tomatoes, rinsed and dried
• 2 Cups Chicken, Chopped
• 1 Orange Pepper, chopped
• 1 Can Black Beans, drained and rinsed
• 4 Hardboiled Eggs, chopped


20120801-073326.jpgRinse and dry all vegetables. Rinse and drain black beans and peal and chop eggs roughly. Remove bone and skin and chop chicken

20120801-073453.jpgIn four clean pint Ball jars, add ¼ of the zucchini to each jar. Divide the tomatoes among the jars.

Spoon about ½ cup of chopped chicken into each jar. Gently pack the jars with the back of the spoon. Add orange pepper and spoon black beans into each jar.


Add 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 1/2 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar. I like a plain oil and fruity vinegarbut use your imaginationand have fun with it. 

20120801-073650.jpgAdd ¼ of the egg packing gently if necessary to fit.


20120801-073744.jpgPut lids on jars being sure they are on securely. Gently invert each jar and search the dressing coat the contents. Chill for at least two hours.



Shake jar lightly and pour into bowl and enjoy. This chopped salad would also be great served over your favorite greens or cold macaroni.

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Have a yummy day!