It wasn’t a very successful gardening summer for me…being pregnant got in the way!  But, I was able to produce a few zucchini, tomatoes and cucumbers and more fresh basil and chives than I know what to do with.  Delicious sweet corn is in season and sandwiches just sounded good for a patio lunch.


Recipe: Summertime Open Faced Sandwiches


  • 1 ear sweet corn
  • 2T olive oil
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, sliced
  • 4-6 slices bread
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 6-8 slices shaved Prosciutto
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, sliced
  • 4 eggs, hard boiled and quartered, see notes**
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 8 baby tomatoes, quartered
  • shaved Asiago or Parmesan cheese
  • herbs to garnish (basil, chives, parsley…any herbs will do)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • olive oil and lemon juice to finish


  1. Set oven to 400 and put the entire ear of corn in to roast, husk and all, it will be ready when everything else is.
  2. Preheat 1T olive oil in a saute pan set to medium high heat, add zucchini and onion. Saute and flip until veggies begin to soften and brown, add a pinch of salt and pepper. Set aside.
  3. Drizzle bread with olive oil and smear with minced garlic. Toast in oven or toaster until golden brown.
  4. Assemble Sandwich: Top garlic toast with 1 or 2 slices of prosciutto. Spoon on sauteed onion and zucchini mixture. Add cucumber, tomato and eggs. Remove roasted corn from oven and slice kernels from cob. Top sandwich with corn, herbs, and shaved Asiago cheese (use a vegetable peeler). To finish, drizzle with olive oil, squeezed lemon juice, a sprinkle of salt and freshly cracked pepper.

**For perfectly cooked eggs…Place eggs in a pot covering them with cold water by about an inch.  Bring to a boil over high heat.  Right when they reach a boil, remove the pot from the heat and cover.  Let them sit in the hot water for 17 minutes.  Run under cold water, crack and peel.

Preparation time: 30 minute(s)

Cooking time: 15 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4


You can use any garden veggies you have, what’s best is what’s in season.

Summertime Open Faced Sandwiches
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