Grilled Eggplant Tomato Sandwiches

Grilled Eggplant Tomato Sandwiches
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Recipe type: Lunch
Cuisine: Vegetarian
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Serves: 4
 
Smoky grilled eggplant and fresh tomatoes provide a tasty summer time meal.
Ingredients
  • 1 medium Italian eggplant cut into ½ inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3 tablespoon finely minced fresh basil
  • 8 (½ inch) slices, crusty bread
  • 4 medium ripe tomatoes
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • ½ cup crumbled Feta cheese (optional)
Instructions
  1. Do not peel eggplant. Remove end and cut into ½-inch slices.
  2. Sprinkle both sides with salt and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
  3. Thoroughly rinse slices to remove all salt and drain on absorbent paper.
  4. Combine olive oil and garlic and lightly brush each slice.
  5. Grill over Medium high heat on gas grill or broil under broiler. When soft, remove immediately and sprinkle with basil.
  6. Meanwhile, slice tomatoes into ¼ -inch thick slices and season with black pepper.
  7. Arrange tomatoes and eggplant on 4 slices of bread.
  8. Season with pepper and add crumbled Feta cheese, if desired. Top with second slice of bread and serve immediately.
Notes
*Optional ingredients are not included in dietary analysis.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 cups Calories: 272 Fat: 7.9g Carbohydrates: 44g Sodium: 361mg Fiber: 8g Protein: 8g