Farmers Market Sandwich

Farmers Market Sandwich

Prep Time

30 minutes

Cook Time

30 minutes


6 people

Talk about a fresh sandwich! Just take the best of your favorite ingredients from the Farmers Market, add a great spread to your bread, dress the vegetables with amazing flavor, and throw in a little protein if you want. It’s like eating a garden, only better. You can make this without the chicken for a beautiful vegetarian meal. This recipe is part of our Top Ten Sandwich & Salad Trends for 2015.

Try this concept in our Farmers Market Salad–a reinvented cobb salad–too!

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We like the Heinz® Extra Heavy Mayonnaise for this recipe because it is made with extra egg yolk to provide homemade mayonnaise flavor and thickness.


  • 2 cups Heinz® Ranch dressing for marinating
  • 8 chicken thighs, marinated, boneless, skinless
  • For the cauliflower spread:
  • 3 cups cauliflower, stemmed and cut
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest, fresh
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, fresh
  • 2 tablespoons Italian parsley, fresh chopped
  • 1 cup Heinz® Extra Heavy Mayonnaise
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • For the sandwich:
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded, sliced, grilled
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded, sliced, grilled
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded, sliced, grilled
  • 1 zucchini, sliced, grilled
  • 1 yellow squash, sliced, grilled
  • 1 portabello mushroom, sliced, grilled
  • 1 red onion, sliced, grilled
  • 8-10 asparagus stalks, trimmed, grilled
  • Heinz® Golden Italian Dressing
  • Kosher salt and black pepper as needed
  • olive oil, as needed
  • 1 focaccia round, rosemary, toasted


  • 1 To Marinate and Grill Chicken:
  • 2 Preheat grill to medium-high.
  • 3 Prior to grilling, coat chicken in 2 cups Heinz® Ranch Dressing and set aside while preparing vegetables. Grill until cooked through, about 5-6 minutes per side.
  • 4 To Prepare Cauliflower Spread:
  • 5 Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • 6 Toss cauliflower in olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • 7 Roast for 20 minutes or until slightly golden.
  • 8 Let cauliflower cool while combining the remaining ingredients in the bowl of a food processor.
  • 9 When cool, add roasted cauliflower and blend until desired consistency.
  • 10 To Grill Vegetables:
  • 11 Coat all vegetables in Heinz® Golden Italian dressing and season with salt and pepper.
  • 12 Place carefully on hot grill and continue until nicely marked and soft.
  • 13 To Assemble Sandwich:
  • 14 Slice toasted focaccia into four even quarters and then slice each quarter horizontally forming four sandwiches. Spread cauliflower spread generously on each quarter - top and bottom. Top with grilled vegetables and grilled chicken then close with top halves of sandwiches.



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