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Grilled Farmers' Market Sandwiches

Photo: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Hands-on time 33 mins
Total time 33 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)
The stack of grilled eggplant, red onion, and zucchini are quite a mouthful but still tasty to eat.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 8 (1/2-inch-thick) slices eggplant
  • 2 (1/2-inch-thick) slices red onion
  • 1 large zucchini, cut lengthwise into 4 pieces
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
  • 4 (2 1/2-ounce) ciabatta bread portions, cut in half horizontally
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 (1-ounce) slices provolone cheese, halved
  • 8 (1/4-inch-thick) slices tomato
  • 8 basil leaves

Nutrition Information

  • calories 386
  • fat 16.2 g
  • satfat 5.9 g
  • monofat 7.1 g
  • polyfat 1.1 g
  • protein 15.8 g
  • carbohydrate 45.5 g
  • fiber 6.4 g
  • cholesterol 20 mg
  • iron 3.2 mg
  • sodium 670 mg
  • calcium 249 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.

  2. Brush 1 tablespoon olive oil evenly over both sides of eggplant, onion, and zucchini. Sprinkle with rosemary, pepper, and salt.

  3. Combine 1 tablespoon oil and vinegar in a bowl. Brush vinegar mixture over cut sides of bread.

  4. Place onion on grill rack coated with cooking spray, and grill for 6 minutes on each side or until tender. Remove from grill, and separate into rings. Grill eggplant and zucchini 4 minutes on each side or until tender. Cut zucchini pieces in half crosswise.

  5. Place bread, cut sides down, on grill rack; grill 2 minutes. Remove from grill. Place 1 piece of cheese on bottom halves bread portions; top each serving with 1 eggplant slice, 1 tomato slice, 1 basil leaf, 2 pieces zucchini, one-fourth of onion rings, 1 eggplant slice, 1 tomato slice, 1 basil leaf, 1 piece of cheese, and top half of bread. Place sandwiches on grill rack; grill 2 minutes, covered, or until cheese melts.

Cook's Notes

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