- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
- 1 1/2 teaspoons wine vinegar
- 3/4 cup olive oil
- 1 eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch slices
- 1 zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch slices
- 2 red bell peppers, cut into wedges
- 1 red onion, cut into 1/2-inch slices
- 4 large crusty rolls, split
- 4 tablespoons store-bought or homemade pesto
- 4 leaves romaine lettuce
- 2 tomatoes, sliced
- Light the grill. In a large bowl, combine the oregano, the basil, if using, the salt, black pepper, vinegar, and oil. Add the eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers, and onion and stir to coat. Grill the vegetables in batches, turning once, until lightly browned and tender, 10 to 15 minutes per batch.
- Spread the inside of each roll with 1 tablespoon of the pesto. Sandwich the grilled vegetables, lettuce, and tomatoes in the rolls.
Slice zucchini lengthwise for grilling, so that you won't have to contend with all those little rounds of squash threatening to fall through the grate.
Alsace Pinot Blancs are among the most versatile of wines. Soft, nutty, and easy to drink, they partner vegetables, chicken, and fish equally well. And most appropriately for this unpretentious sandwich, they are always inexpensive.