Grilled Vegetable Sandwich with Tomato-Bacon Jam

Vegetables take center stage at dinner with this healthy grilled sandwich with savory tomato-bacon jam.
Grilled Vegetable Sandwich with Tomato-Bacon Jam

Grilled Vegetable Sandwich with Tomato-Bacon Jam

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BBQWeek. I received product samples from sponsors to use in creating #BBQWeek recipes. However, all opinions are mine alone.

Today I am once  again pleased to be participating in #BBQWeek! I will be posting barbecue recipes all week long along with blogger friends, as well as show you a wonderful  giveaway from  the sponsors  of this event, which you  can sign up for through rafflecopter below.

The second of my recipes is Grilled Vegetable Sandwich with  Tomato-Bacon Jam, which I have made using fresh asparagus provided to me by Michigan Asparagus.

Grilling vegetables for sandwiches is always a favorite for dinner in summer. We just love the lighter aspect of it, especially if it is served with a light cold salad and a side of seasonal fruit.

The tomato-bacon jam adds just the right touch- just a little meat instead of keeping it entirely vegetarian. Of course, you can also make this with vegetarian bacon if  you like.

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Grilled Vegetable Sandwich with Tomato-Bacon JamJoin me tomorrow as #BBQWeek continues and I post my recipe for Texas Style Smoked Beef Ribs.

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Grilled Vegetable Sandwich with Tomato-Bacon Jam

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Grilled Vegetable Sandwich with Tomato-Bacon Jam

Tomato-Bacon Jam Ingredients:

Jam yields one cup

  • 6  ounces bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 2 cups fresh diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup onions, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cup brown  sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon apple  cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried  basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Sandwich Ingredients:

  • 1 small eggplant
  • 2 small zucchini
  • 12 ounces asparagus spears
  • 2 smallish portobello mushrooms
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 sweet Vidalia onion
  • 1/4 cup shredded fresh basil
  • 4-6 slices goat cheese or other cheese you like
  • 4-6 bolillo rolls or hoagie rolls, buttered and toasted
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • olive oil and butter
  • salt and black pepper


  1. Place ingredients for jam in a saucepan; cook and stir over low heat until thickened and reduced to  one cup; cool.
  2. Prepare grill  for direct grilling over moderate heat.
  3. Drizzle vegetables with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Grill vegetables on an oiled grate until as cooked as you like.
  5. Assemble sandwich on a buttered toasted split hoagie roll with assorted grilled vegetables, fresh shredded basil leaves, cheese, sliced tomato, sliced avocado and tomato-bacon jam as desired.

From the kitchen of

Grilled Vegetable Sandwich with Tomato-Bacon Jam

And now on  to the recipes!

Read on, mine liege to…

See what the bloggers served up Tuesday for #BBQWeek

Chipotle Chicken Kabobs by The Freshman Cook
Crunchy Cool Coleslaw by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Grilled Chicken Asparagus Salad by Everyday Eileen
Grilled Lemon Pepper Butter Parmesan Asparagus by Daily Dish Recipes
Grilled Vegetable Sandwich with Tomato-Bacon Jam by Palatable Pastime
Hamburger & Hotdog Spiedini Hoagies by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Smoky Date Pork Chops by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Tangerine Hatch Chile Grilled Corn and Asparagus Salad by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Watermelon, Cucumber and Jalapeno Salad by Cookaholic Wife

You might also like these #BBQWeek recipes from last year:

Jerk Chicken

Jerk Chicken

Tandoori Chicken Tikka with Masala Grilled Corn

Tandoori  Chicken Tikka with Masala Grilled Corn

Grilled Hoisin Chicken and Asparagus Summer Rolls

Grilled Hoisin Chicken and Asparagus Summer Rolls
Grilled Vegetable Sandwich with Tomato-Bacon Jam
Disclaimer: Thank you to #BBQWeek Sponsors Adam’s Extracts, Michigan Asparagus, and Not Ketchup for providing the prizes free of charge. These sponsors also provided bloggers, this blog included, with product to use for #BBQWeek recipe development. All opinions are my own.

The #BBQWeek giveaway is open to U.S. residents, age 18 & up. There will be three winning entries that will be verified. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. The #BBQWeek Bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize package. Participating bloggers and their immediate family members cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with social channels mentioned in the #BBQWeek posts or entry.

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7 responses

  1. Such a perfect sandwich! I love my veggies and you have combined a great assortment and topping with the tomato bacon jam adds an amazing zesty dressing to the veggies! I travel all summer with my daughter for lacrosse. This is going on tour with us. Hearty, healthy and delicious!

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