Italian Vegetable Hoagies

Italian Vegetable Hoagies

20 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine July/August 2009

This delightfully easy, and somewhat messy, sandwich packs a punch with sweet balsamic vinegar, artichoke hearts, red onion, provolone cheese and zesty pepperoncini. We love it for dinner as well as lunch. If you're packing the hoagies to take along, keep the ingredients separate and assemble right before eating to avoid soggy bread. Serve with tomato and cucumber salad.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion, separated into rings
  • 1 14-ounce can artichoke hearts, rinsed and coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and diced
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 16- to 20-inch-long baguette, preferably whole-grain
  • 2 slices provolone cheese, (about 2 ounces), halved
  • 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 1/4 cup sliced pepperoncini, (optional)


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  1. Place onion rings in a small bowl and add cold water to cover. Set aside while you prepare the remaining ingredients.
  2. Combine artichoke hearts, tomato, vinegar, oil and oregano in a medium bowl. Cut baguette into 4 equal lengths. Split each piece horizontally and pull out about half of the soft bread from each side. Drain the onions and pat dry.
  3. To assemble sandwiches, divide provolone among the bottom pieces of baguette. Spread on the artichoke mixture and top with the onion, lettuce and pepperoncini, if using. Cover with the baguette tops. Serve immediately.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 266 calories; 8 g fat(3 g sat); 8 g fiber; 40 g carbohydrates; 14 g protein; 40 mcg folate; 10 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 2651 IU vitamin A; 13 mg vitamin C; 127 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 622 mg sodium; 207 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (20% daily value), Vitamin A (15% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 medium fat meat, 1 fat

Reviews 20

June 30, 2014
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By: Ann Marie Natal
This recipe was not only easy to assemble, but it was absolutely delicious! This is truly one of the best sandwich recipes IGÇÖve had this year. All the flavors blend to make a very savory combo. It makes a very nice vegetarian option as well. Wonderful recipe and 5 stars all the way!!!
February 15, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Easy to make, healthful, and completely satisfying. Perfect sandwich recipe!
January 10, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
I'm in love Made this ahead of time for lunches this week. Chopped up the tomato mixture and put it in a container. Kept my lettuce and onion separate and assembled sandwiches at the office! Toasted the bread today and it's AMAZING! So happy...taking a break from eating to write this review! Pros: easy, lots of veggies, so delicious
December 14, 2011
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By: Patsy73
Mouth watering vegetable combination! When I made this recipe for myself, My families eyes followed me to the table. All I have to say is it's a good thing I made plenty for everyone! Pros: Quick, Flavorful, Easy to make.
August 26, 2011
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By: Christine
Most flavorful veggie sandwich yet This was by far the best vegetarian sandwich I've ever eaten. My fianc+¬ absolutely loved it, and he's a big meat eater. However, I did make a few little changes. I toasted the bread with the cheese on top, and I also used banana peppers instead of pepperoncini peppers. I think they gave it that extra kick without being too over powering. And finally I added black olives. umm ummm delicious. We will definitely be making this again. Pros: tons of flavor, quick, easy, cheap
July 14, 2011
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By: Tsmart
great sandwich! This is a good sandwich, perfect for summertime when you don't feel like cooking. I added black olives and some turkey italian sausage for my hubby's while keeping mine veggie. It definitely helps to remove some of the bread so the filling will stay in the bread, and most definitely put the cheese on the bottom so the bread doesn't get moist from the filling. This would also work well in a pita, and I think I'll try the mixture with a little more dressing in some pasta. YUM! Pros: quick, easy, filling Cons: don't think so
June 21, 2011
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By: anderacpharmd
Awesome Hoagie This sandwich is AWESOME!!! I recommend buying the narrow, or smaller whole wheat buns for this sandwich, otherwise you'll get a whole lot of bread. Tempeh marinated in soy sauce and fried in olive oil makes a delicious vegetarian filling. Particularly good for those working out and in need of some extra protein! Pros: Quick, tasty, can be modified to suit Cons: A little more pricey than your typical homemade sand.
March 15, 2011
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By: sharkdiver1980
Excellent sandwich! This is a very easy, very tasty sandwich to make that is quite filling. I used banana peppers instead of Pepperoncini, and also used red bell peppers instead of tomatos...delicious! Pros: Flavor, easy to make, filling Cons: nothing!
November 02, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Good recipe. I used red wine vinegar instead of basalmic and used a little feta cheese as well. Definitely a keeper.