Grilled Eggplant Sandwich

Nut-free
Soy-free
High-Fiber
Low-Cholesterol
Low-Sugar
Vegetarian / Meatless
Dish type
Lunch
Serves
6
Ready in
53 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 medium eggplant, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 medium sweet onion, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, cut lengthwise into 6 strips
  • 2 large cloves garlic, unpeeled
  • 3 tbsp. plus 2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp. thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 6 kaiser sandwich rolls, split
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced
  • 6 slices smoked or plain Provolone cheese

Directions

Prep Time
35 minutes*
Cook Time
18 minutes
Ready in
53 minutes
  1. Sprinkle eggplant lightly with salt; place in colander and let stand 30 minutes. Rinse well; drain and pat dry. Meanwhile, preheat grill to medium-high direct heat (350°F to 400°F). Place eggplant, onion, bell pepper and garlic on large baking sheet. Brush one side of vegetables with 3 tablespoons oil.
  2. Place vegetables, oil side down, on grill. Brush tops lightly with oil. Grill, covered, 6 to 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender but not limp, turning once. Remove vegetables; grill rolls, cut side down, 1 minute, if desired.
  3. Peel garlic; mash or chop. Add garlic, remaining 2 teaspoons oil and basil to mayonnaise in small bowl. Lightly spread mayonnaise mixture on cut sides of each roll. Top with eggplant, onion, tomato, bell pepper and 1 slice of cheese.
  4. To melt cheese, if desired, wrap each sandwich loosely in heavy-duty foil. Return to grill and cover; heat 5 to 8 minutes, turning once.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size
1
Per Serving
Calories 549, Calories Fat 0, Total Fat 32g, Saturated Fat 9g, Cholesterol 39mg, Sodium 795mg, Carbohydrate 46g, Protein 19g
Serving Size1
Calories549
Total Fat32g
Total Fat (extra)49
Saturated Fat9g
Saturated Fat (extra)49
Cholesterol39mg
Cholesterol (extra)13
Sodium795mg
Sodium (extra)33
Potassium351mg
Carbohydrate46g
Carbohydrate (extra)16
Fiber5g
Fiber (extra)22
Sugars0g
Protein19g
Omega30g
Vitamin A0IU
Vitamin C0mg