Grilled Sausage Sandwich

Grilled Sausage Sandwich

From the middle of July on, the prolific garden zucchini begs your creativity. Turn this bounty into a man-sized sandwich, grilled alongside a coil of spicy sausage and sweet spring onions. Stack the three together in a hearty sandwich that’s a meal in every bite. This is guy food at its delicious best. Enough said.–Sarah Copeland

LC The Woman Sammie Note

Let’s go ahead and pretend, just for a moment, that we don’t mind stereotypes, shall we? This sandwich is, indeed, insanely satiating—whatever your constituent chromosomes. That doesn’t mean The Man Sammie, concocted by urban gardening guru and cookbook author Sarah Copeland, can’t make The Woman hungry. if you crave a less meat-centric alternative, you’ll find a vegetarian variation following the recipe.

Grilled Sausage Sandwich

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  • 20 M
  • 35 M
  • Serves 2
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  • For the herb mayo
  • 1 packed cup flat-leaf parsley, dill, mint, basil, or chives, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons store bought or homemade mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • For the sandwich
  • 12 ounces beef or lamb sausage, such as merguez or spicy Italian
  • 1 large zucchini, scrubbed and cut lengthwise into slices 1/4-inch thick
  • 4 scallions or 2 spring onions, left whole, or 1 red onion, thickly sliced
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 multigrain hoagie rolls, split, or 4 slices whole grain or seven grain sandwich bread


  • Make the herb mayo
  • 1. Blend the herbs, yogurt, mayo, and olive oil in a mini food processor or blender until the mixture is smooth and flecked with green. Pulse in the lemon juice, stopping and tasting as you go, adding just enough juice to give it just the right balance of tartness. Taste and season accordingly with salt and pepper. (You can cover and refrigerate the herb mayo for up to 4 days.)
  • Make the sandwich
  • 2. Preheat the grill or a grill pan over medium-high heat until hot.
  • 3. Place the sausage on the hottest part of the grill or pan and cook until browned and crisp on one side, about 6 minutes. Turn and grill until cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes more.
  • 4. Meanwhile, dump the zucchini and onion(s) in a large bowl, drizzle with the olive oil, and season generously with salt and pepper. After you turn the sausage, add the vegetables to the grill. Cook until lightly charred on the outside and mostly tender on the inside, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer everything to a platter.
  • 5. Place the hoagie rolls or bread on the grill and toast, turning to brown both sides if using sandwich bread.
  • 6. Spread the herb mayo on the bottom portion of each hoagie roll or on 2 slices of bread. Slice the sausages to fit the rolls or bread. Divvy up the sausages and grilled veggies between the rolls or bread and sandwich them with the remaining naked rolls or bread. Serve warm with lots of napkins.

Veggie Sandwich Variation

  • I sometimes make the above sandwich without the sausage and add double doses of grilled zucchini and onions, plus a grilled portobello cap with melted Muenster cheese. My husband never fails to rave about this sandwich for days. I love this version just as much, too.

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