I haven’t posted a recipe in a while, so I decided to write about one of my new favorite foods: Squash sandwiches. I know, it sounds very obscure, but really, it’s delicious. This recipe (more of an ingredient list really) is my own variation of the classic.
The Roman Conquest Sandwich
- Two thickly cut slices of Italian bread, toasted or lightly grilled
- Grilled veggies (I recommend summer squash, zucchini, and onion)
- Sliced Romano cheese
- Fresh basil leaves
- Lemon juice
- Ground black peppercorns
About this sandwich: I invented this variation of the sandwich (with a little help from my mom, who’s a fabulous cook) when our garden suddenly overflowed with summer squash and zucchini. The veggies were being produced at a rate of at least one of each a day! According to Mom, squash sandwiches are known and loved by those of Italian heritage such as herself. Taking inspiration from the Romano cheese and the sandwich’s origin, I named the creation the Roman Conquest because of the Italian-ness of the recipe in general and how the squashes conquered the garden.