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Serving size 4
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1 small garlic clove, minced1 small shallot, minced1 Tbsp vegetable oil¼ cup soft fresh goat cheese¼ cup heavy cream½ tsp fresh thyme leaves dash of hot sauce kosher salt and freshly ground pepper½ cup pitted kalamata olive1 ½ tsp chopped mint extra virgin olive oil1 medium zucchini, thinly sliced lengthwise1 long soft baguette, split1 cup roasted red peppers, 8 ounce cut into strips½ cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, cut into strips shredded iceberg lettuce


  1. In a skillet, cook the garlic and shallot in the vegetable oil over low heat until softened, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a mini food processor; add the goat cheese, cream, thyme and hot sauce and puree. Season with salt and pepper and transfer to a bowl.
  2. Rinse out the food processor. Add the olives, mint, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and a pinch of pepper; process to a paste.
  3. Preheat a grill pan. Brush the zucchini with olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Grill over high heat, turning, until tender.
  4. Keep the grill pan hot. Spread the goat cheese on the bottom half of the baguette and top with the zucchini, red peppers and sun-dried tomatoes. Spread the olive paste on the top half. Quarter the sandwich and grill, pressing with a skillet and turning once, until hot; fill with lettuce and serve.

Make Ahead: The sandwiches can be made through Step 3 and refrigerated overnight.

Recipe Credit: César Ramirez
Image Credit: Stephanie Foley


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Tags: Sandwich, Main Dish, Lunch, Vegetarian, Vegetable, Zucchini, Quick, Barbecue & Grilling

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