Grilled Farmers' Market Sandwiches

Photo: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

The stack of grilled eggplant, red onion, and zucchini are quite a mouthful but still tasty to eat.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)
Total:
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Recipe Time

Hands On: 33 Minutes
Total: 33 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 386
  • Fat: 16.2g
  • Saturated fat: 5.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 7.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.1g
  • Protein: 15.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 45.5g
  • Fiber: 6.4g
  • Cholesterol: 20mg
  • Iron: 3.2mg
  • Sodium: 670mg
  • Calcium: 249mg

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

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. 2. Brush 1 tablespoon olive oil evenly over both sides of eggplant, onion, and zucchini. Sprinkle with rosemary, pepper, and salt.
  3. 3. Combine 1 tablespoon oil and vinegar in a bowl. Brush vinegar mixture over cut sides of bread.
  4. 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. 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.
Note:

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