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Chargrilled vegetable picnic cob

Total Time
55 min
30 min
25 min
This is the perfect sandwich when out enjoying a picnic. The way it’s made makes it easy to eat and absolutely delicious!


Red capsicum

1 medium, quartered

Olive oil

1 tbs

Butternut pumpkin

250 g, thinly sliced lengthways


250 g, cut widthways into 8 slices


1 medium, halved crossways, thinly sliced lengthways

97% fat-free cottage cheese

130 g, (2/3 cup)

Fresh basil

¼ cup(s), chopped

White sourdough bread

240 g, (buy 4x115g rolls)

Semi-dried tomatoes

50 g


  1. Preheat a chargrill or barbecue over medium-high heat. Toss capsicum with 1 teaspoon oil. Cook, turning occasionally, for 12–15 minutes or until tender and lightly charred. Wrap in foil and set aside to cool slightly. Peel and discard capsicum skin.
  2. Toss pumpkin and eggplant with half the oil. Cook for 4 minutes each side or until tender and golden. Transfer to a plate. Toss zucchini with remaining oil. Cook for 2 minutes each side or until golden.
  3. Combine cottage cheese and basil in a bowl. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Using a serrated knife, trim one-third off the top of each roll. Reserve lids. Remove soft bread from inside each roll, leaving a 1cm-thick shell (see tip).
  5. Divide half the eggplant among rolls. Top with pumpkin (cutting to fit if necessary), semi-dried tomatoes and cottage cheese mixture. Top with remaining eggplant, followed by zucchini and capsicum, cutting to fit if necessary. Top with reserved lids. Wrap each roll in plastic wrap.
  6. Place rolls on a large plate or a baking tray. Top with another plate or tray and a heavy weight (such as 2–3 cans of food). Refrigerate overnight. Bring to room temperature to serve.


TIP: Use the discarded bread to make breadcrumbs. Process in a food processor, then store in a snap-lock bag and freeze for up to 1 month.You can prepare the vegetables up to 3 days ahead. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.