zucchini grilled sandwiches

School lunches are hard to make, don’t you think? Well, they are hard for me, and some days in the morning, my mind goes blank. So, slowly, I’ve been developing some tricks and recipes, like these zucchini grilled sandwiches that my kids adore, and that makes my mornings flow better.

Gluten free zucchini sandwich

This post is sponsored by Little Northern Bakehouse, the pictures, recipe, and opinions are all mine.

And with Little Northern Bakehouse white wide slice gluten-free bread they like it even more. When I prepared them, one of my kids said…

“Mom, can we just eat this type of bread from now on… IT’S MY FAVORITE.”

And he is right because 50% of a good, healthy and delicious sandwich is the bread. So, when making the kids lunches, I always strive for two things: health and flavor. This zucchini grilled sandwich has both.

gluten free loaves of  bread

It all starts with the bread. These loaves from Little Northern Bakehouse are so good. The bread is soft, it has a fantastic flavor, great texture, and NO-ONE will believe it is GLUTEN-FREE. For real. 

This vegan, allergy-friendly, Non-GMO Project Verified bread will soon become one of your favorites. 

Trust me. 

The texture is perfect, not grainy or weird like other gluten-free loaves of bread. This one is different and it goes perfectly well with the zucchini filling. What I love the most about this filling is that you can adapt it by adding or removing ingredients. Do what you like best. It is so delicious and so simple that it will always taste good.

Are there any health benefits to zucchini?

In fact, YES. Zucchini is full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Zucchini is also packed with fiber, and relatively low in calories. It is even a great source of potassium.

Tips, tricks & other recipes:

  • I use vegan mozzarella cheese; you could use vegan cheddar cheese or pepper jack.
  • A fun idea is to add sliced tomato to the sandwich, and it will have like a pizza-flavor-vibe.
  • I also love to switch up the condiments. One day I use pesto, sometimes fresh basil, some days mustard (dijon or yellow), chipotle or kimchi mayo, cherry roasted tomatoes. I mean, this sandwich is customizable, which is a great thing when you have kids.
  • Here are other recipes that I’ve made with Little Northern Bakehouse: Gluten-free campfire mousse, Gluten-Free Cauliflower Banh-mi’s, and the creamy-vegan-pot-pie-soup.
  • Heres another idea, cut into medium zucchini slices lengthwise, add some salt, pepper, olive oil and add some grilled zucchini strips to the sandwhich instead
  • add some garlic and basil leaves to switch it up, I love how many recipies you can make with this great sandwich


  • If you have access to one, panini press machines work wonders
  • I personaly love to flatten the sandwhiches while grilling, for this you can use a grill pan and place something heavy on top, like a dutch oven.
vegan gluten free sandwich

So here is the recipe for these delicious

ZUCCHINI grilled sandwich

which I’m sure you will enjoy as much as we do. Please share the recipe and the blog on Instagram, Facebook or save it for later on Pinterest.

Zucchini grilled cheese

This three-ingredient simple gluten-free vegan sandwich is a very healthy option for school lunches, lunch, or dinner.
5 de 10 votos
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 237 kcal


  • Box grater



  • Grate the zucchini with a grater box and place over an old kitchen towel. Sprinkle the salt and let it rest for 15 minutes.
  • Squeeze moisture out and put the dry zucchini in a clean bowl.
  • Mix the zucchini with the cheese and basil.
  • To form the sandwich spread dijon on the top half, add about 1/2 a cup of the cheese and zucchini mix, and place the top half on.
  • Place a skillet on medium-high heat and the olive oil or butter, and place the sandwich. Toast on both sides until cheese is melted.


Calories: 237kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 6gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 855mgPotassium: 138mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 188IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 158mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Vegan gluten-free sandwich, zucchini sandwich


Nutritional information of this recipe is only an estimate, the accuracy for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Yaimar Perez Nuñez
Yaimar Perez Nuñez
3 years ago

Yo nunca he probado el zucchini y así muero por probarlo! Se ve delicioso!

Deliciosamente light
Deliciosamente light
3 years ago

5 stars
Soy fanatica de los sándwich y este es delicioso!

Enriqueta E Lemoine
3 years ago

5 stars
Ale pero que cosa tan divina estos sandwiches de calabacin y encima gluten free? Lo mejor de lo mejor!

Blanca D
3 years ago

5 stars
I never thought a vegan sandwich would be so mouth watering! this looks delish!

Rory Lassanske
3 years ago

5 stars
This recipe is amazing! I love it. I am eating more gluten free bread, so I will try this bread., also my daughter love zucchini.

mavi trapos
3 years ago

5 stars
Nunca se me habría ocurrido hacer un sandwich con estos ingredientes y además de buenísimo es súper sano! me encanta

3 years ago

5 stars
Que maravilla, todo lo que sea vegetal y saludable me encanta. Ideal para esta temporada.

Veronica C
Veronica C
3 years ago

5 stars
Sos la única persona que conozco que puede hacer que un sandwitch de zuccini se vea super glam!

3 years ago

5 stars
My baby boy loves the zucchini. So I’m gone to prepare this when he go to school.

Catalina Restrepo
Catalina Restrepo
3 years ago

how do you keep them from not getting soggy by the time the kids eat them at school? are these lunch-box items or eaten freshly made?





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