Grilled Zucchini Tomato Mozzarella Sandwich
Category: Main Dishes | Blog URL: http://randomanderson.wordpress.com/2009/06/24/grilled-zucchini-tomato-mozzarella-sandwich/
This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.
Photo: Emily Anderson
Last week I met up with Jeff’s cousin and her little girl at the Indianapolis City Market. I’d never been there before and had high hopes not only for the market itself, but for the farmer’s market outside. I’ve been rather unimpressed with the Carmel Farmer’s Market. It’s not terrible, but just okay. I go looking mostly for produce, and there is only one vendor at Carmel’s FM that offers a decent selection of produce. Consequently, there usually is a line about 15 people long just to view the fruits and veggies at this stand. Annoying.
This isn’t the case at the Indianapolis City Market’s Farmer’s Market. I was overwhelmed with produce stands. Not only were there tons of fruits and veggies on display, there were tons of Amish vendors. I have a slight thing for the Amish. I’ve been told that a handful of generations back, one side of my family was Pennsylvania Dutch. So maybe that explains my deep rooted trust in these fine people. I think I would buy a poop pie from a wholesome looking lady in a cotton dress and bonnet. They weren’t selling any of that last week, but they were selling dozens of quick breads, eggs, cakes, and jams. None of which I needed, therefore, none of which I bought. (Kinda throws a wrench in the poop pie theory.)
I did find quite an assortment of what I did need – the ingredients needed to recreate the delicious sandwich I just had for lunch inside the market at Cafe Olivia’s. A fine young man in front of me in line suggested I order their Grilled Zucchini, Tomato & Mozzarella sandwich. He didn’t need to twist my arm, and I’m so glad I asked him for advice because I was really close to ordering the Pulled Pork Sandwich (which surely would have been good too, but not unique). The sandwich was to die for, and the likeliness of my getting Jeff to the market to eat one too is nilch. So, I decided to buy up some tomatoes and zucchini and make one at home. Here’s how I did it.