Marinated Ratatouille Hoagies
1 small zucchini, sliced
1 small yellow squash, sliced
1/2 medium red onion, sliced and quartered
1 bell pepper, sliced thinly into bite size pieces (I used an orange one for color)
3-4 garlic cloves, minced
1/3 cup balsamic vinaigrette: equal portions of olive oil & balsalmic vinegar plus ground
oregano, dried basil & garlic salt, to taste
flavored hummus of your choice (I used roasted red pepper, yum)
4 thin tomato slices
2 fresh, crusty hoagie or hero rolls
additional garlic salt, to taste
Toss zucchini, yellow squash, red onion, bell pepper and minced garlic with vinaigrette and marinate for 20 minutes or so, seasoning with additional garlic salt if needed. Saute vegetable mixture in saute pan over medium high heat until vegies are cooked through but not over-cooked, about 10 minutes (medium-high to high heat is essential to ensure crispy vegies instead of soggy ones...). Meanwhile, slice hoagie rolls in half and broil in oven until browned. Spread hummus on each roll half, top bottom roll half with tomato slices and pile on sauteed vegies. Cover with top roll half, serve with a crisp salad and enjoy.
For variation, you could also roast the vegetables in an oven after marinating (instead of sauteeing) for a slightly different flavor. I also added some jarred peppers in vinegar, sliced, for some spicy flavor - they're pretty hot though so if you do try them, use sparingly!