Grilled Eggplant Sandwiches

In this mouth-watering vegetarian sandwich, eggplant stands in for the bread. Add slices of roasted sweet red pepper and arugula if you like.

Grilled Eggplant Sandwiches


Quantity Ingredients
1 eggplant (about 1 lb/500 g)
1 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp each salt and pepper
3 oz (90 g) Fontina cheese, thinly sliced
16 fresh basil leaves


Cut eggplant crosswise into 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick slices. Brush each side with oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. 

Place on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and cook for 8 minutes. Turn eggplant; top half of the slices with cheese. Cook, covered, for about 7 minutes or until eggplant is softened and cheese is melted. Dividing evenly, place basil leaves on cheese; top with remaining plain slices of eggplant.

Makes 4 servings. Nutritional information Per serving: about 145 calories, 6 g protein, 10 g fat, 8 g carbohydrate.