We love burgers on the grill. But from time to time, even the most burger obsessed among us likes a tasty change of pace. Enter these top-rated grilled sandwiches. From vegetarian winners like grilled Mediterranean veggie sandwiches to grilled Southwest chicken sandwiches, these seven stand-outs dish up delicious variety -- perfect for summer grilling.
You'll marinate chicken breast strips in lime zest, cilantro, garlic, and jalapeno peppers. Then layer your sandwich with fresh salsa, grilled vegetables, mangoes, and Monterey Jack cheese. "This was AWESOME," raves M. Siems. "Mango was the perfect sweetness to offset the spices."
Sauteed portobella mushrooms, roasted eggplant, and red bell peppers served on focaccia bread. Substitute your favorite veggies and use any Italian flat bread you like. A simple dressing combining mayonnaise with crushed garlic adds a flavorful counterpoint to the delicious roasted veggies.
"The marinade and cucumber sauce are awesome," says THOMPSONCHEF. "And grilling the chicken outside means I didn't have to heat up the kitchen."
This simple sandwich stars grilled salmon, bacon, lettuce, tomato slices, and a quick sauce of dill, lemon zest, and mayo. "absolutely fantastic," says CookinBug. "I don't think I've ever had salmon and bacon together and wow, what a perfect pair. The dill sauce was a perfect complement."
"A light vegetarian sandwich with great flavor that is perfect for summer," says Rotorwife. "You can use just about any type of bread but Kaiser rolls or burger buns are best. I like to serve this with grilled squash and a glass of white wine!"
You'll grill marinated chicken breast and slices of pineapple and then layer them with red onions and lettuce between sweet Hawaiian bread rolls spread with teriyaki sauce. "So easy and delicious," says Theadamsfamily. "It's a new favorite for my kids."
Melted feta cheese and smoky-flavored grilled zucchini, squash, red bell peppers, and red onions make a fantastic, flavorful sandwich served on grilled focaccia bread. "So good," raves MOLLYWEST. "It's now a family favorite. Even my husband, who thinks he has to have meat at every meal, loved it. I added artichokes, and will try mushrooms next time."
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