Apr 132015

Meatless Monday: Eggplant Sandwich

Eggplant Zucchini Onion Roasted Peppers and pesto with mozzarellaThis is a hearty sandwich that “eggplant haters” love. Seriously. We’ve served this to people who swear they don’t like eggplant. And voila! It’s their new favorite sandwich.

It’s easily grilled, or sautéed in one pan and puts a little gourmet in a effortless meatless supper. It eats more like a burger than the fabulous collection of vegetables it is. Serve it to your eggplant skeptics and let us know how they like it!

Level: Easy
Cost: $$$$
Nutrition: ♥♥♥
Skills: Slicing, Sautéing,

Eggplant & Veggie Sandwich

  • 1 small eggplant
  • 1/2  zucchini
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • roasted red peppers (jar is fine or make your own)
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • fresh mozzarella (optional)
  • 4 tablespoons pesto
  • 4 ciabatta rolls (or your favorite bread)
  1. Peel eggplant and slice into 1/2 inch slices.
  2. Slice (or spiralize!) zucchini.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large non-stick pan.
  4. Add eggplant slices and onion to pan and sauté, turning occasionally.
  5. Add zucchini to pan.
  6. Continue cooking all vegetables until eggplant is browned on both sides and onions are caramelized.
  7. Remove eggplant slices from pan and place one on each bottom half of roll.
  8. Top each with zucchini, onions, roasted peppers.
  9. Add cheese (if using) and a tablespoon of pesto.
  10. Cover with top of roll.

Serves 4. Dig in!


Very excitable and prone to fits of glee, Christine cooks on a vintage 1950 General Electric double-oven stove, does not have a dishwasher unless you count the husband, and is guilty of posting cat cuteness on the interwebs. She photographs and blogs about food and other joyful topics from her home in Vermont.

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2 Responses to Meatless Monday: Eggplant Sandwich
  1. Beverly Reply

    I’m a big fan of eggplant and just made this for lunch. Guess what! My eggplant-hating husband ate half of it before he even knew what it was! Can’t thank you enough for sharing this!

    • Christine Reply

      We’re so glad you and your husband found something in common when it comes to eggplant. This sandwich is a huge hit here. It’s total garden candy, on a roll. Enjoy!

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