Mediterranean Sandwiches

Joey’s Voice On Recording: Joey’s your best pal. You want to make him fresh sandwiches everyday. You also want to buy him thousands of dollars in pants. –Friends

I found the recipe in my Sunset magazine, June issue. There are so many good recipes in there! Here’s the recipe, along with the changes I made. Try these out, you won’t be disappointed. They are perfect for a summer night when you don’t feel like anything too hot.

Mediterranean Sandwiches


  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice (I didn’t use this cause I forgot, didn’t notice the difference) 
  • 2 small zucchini, thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 2 portabella mushrooms, sliced 1/4 in. thick
  • 1 eggplant (14 oz.), sliced 1/4 in. thick (Made it once without, and didn’t miss it)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 of a 1-lb. ciabatta loaf, split horizontally (you can use chibatta bread from safeway in the bakery section, or try out their sourdough sandwich rolls, SOO tasty)
  • 2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (1/2 cup)
  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 cups baby arugula (didn’t use, didn’t miss it at all) 


  • 1. Heat a grill to high (450° to 550°). Meanwhile, mix mayonnaise, garlic, and lemon juice together; set aside. (I just toasted the bread, put the mayo and spicy mustard on and that was it)
  • 2. Brush zucchini, mushrooms, and eggplant with oil and sprinkle with salt. Grill, turning once, until softened and grill marks appear, about 3 minutes. (can make on the stovetop, over medium heat)
  • 3. Grill bread cut side down just until grill marks start to appear, 2 minutes. (or broil in oven)
  • 4. Cut each loaf-half into 4 pieces. Spread bottoms with mayo and smear tops with cheese. Make sandwiches with vegetables, tomatoes, and arugula.*I added chopped up garlic to the zucchini and mushrooms, and added some ground pepper and a pinch of salt
  • eat them and thank me after! These are so healthy but taste so fattening. My favorite type of meal! 🙂 
  • You can also experiment with adding different toppings to the sando. I added pepperoncinis and avocado one night and loved it. 

Recipe-Blue Cheese Turkey Burgers

Barney: This tastes so good, I’m worried I’m going to get this burger pregnant.
Marshall: If he does get that burger pregnant, I have dibs on the delicious burger babies. –How I Met Your Mother

I promised I’d post some of the recipes I’ve been trying out. I decided to go with a turkey burger recipe since it’s tasty and super easy to make. See, even this little guy can do it.

Here is the blue cheese turkey burger recipe I came across. I added some of my own flair to it.

First, I didn’t have mushrooms, so I didn’t use them. It turns out I didn’t miss them at all.

I took one egg (because I was only making a few burgers), about a tablespoon of garlic powder, tablespoon of onion powder, a bunch of freshly ground black pepper, and then I just guestimated the blue cheese (maybe 1/2 cup or so) and mixed it all up with the ground turkey meat.

After that I shaped my patties and then slapped them into my frying pan over medium heat. I believe it took about 10 minutes or so to cook thoroughly.

While the burgers were cooking I caramelized my onions. Ok, I burned my onions but luckily they still tasted pretty good. Note to self, turn down onions and cook near the end.

After the burgers were cooked, I toasted slices of bread because we didn’t have buns, and put just a little bit of wasabi mayo from Trader Joe’s onto the toast. Then I sliced up tomato, threw that on there with some spinach, the cooked burger and some more blue cheese sprinkled on top and there you have it. The wasabi combined with the flavors of blue cheese in the turkey burger were incredible. I don’t have any pictures of the completed burger but it was yum tastic. I will definitely make those again!