Open Face Eggplant & Zucchini Sandwiches

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Recipe: #29471

May 09, 2018

Categories: Sandwiches

"I took the concept of a panini with an oil and vinegar base and switched it up, coming up with the following creation, using my beloved eggplant. These sandwiches are seemingly simple, but pack a lot of flavor."

Original is 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (350.8 g)
  • Calories 371.1
  • Total Fat - 11.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 15.9 mg
  • Sodium - 635.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 48.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.3 g
  • Sugars - 9.1 g
  • Protein - 17.7 g
  • Calcium - 516.3 mg
  • Iron - 3.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 26.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.6 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Pour oil and vinegar in a ramekin and whisk with a fork.

Step 2

Lay grilled vegetables in one layer on a microwavable plate. Microwave them approximately 1.5-2 minutes at 50% power on each side, until slightly warm. Blot extra oil and water. Alternately, barbecue (or oven roast, if you prefer) your own eggplant and zucchini: cut half inch slices and rub liberally with olive oil before cooking.

Step 3

Toast bread (or buns) to your liking.

Step 4

Once ingredients are fully prepared, re-stir the oil and vinegar. Working quickly, use a pastry brush to coat the top of all 6 bread surfaces.

Step 5

Crumble the Italian seasoning over the pieces of bread between your thumb and forefinger, covering evenly.

Step 6

Top each slice of bread with the cheese, grilled vegetables and cucumber; serve sandwiches open face.


No special items needed.

3 Reviews

Mia in Germany

This was an awesome sandwich! I grilled my own veggies and used scottish mature cheddar which was very good. Not sure what Persian cucumber is supposed to be, I just used a small garden cucumber which sliced thinly. Will make it again, the combination of the grilled veggies with the cheddar was wonderful! Thanks for coming up with this great idea! Made for RSC game 2018


review by:
(30 May 2018)


Wow, thank you Maito for opening my eyes. I have discovered that I actually enjoy eggplant and zucchini prepared this way. This is a very tasty sandwich and best of all it's quick and easy to make with excellent results. I grilled the veggies on the bbq, it doesn't get any easier than that. Thanks so much for sharing. Great use of game ingredients. Made for RSC 2018.


review by:
(29 May 2018)


I love a good grilled vegetable sandwich, very simple and fresh, and this was it. I grilled my own vegetables and used hoagie rolls since that was what was left at the market. I also used balsamic reduction instead of rw vinegar since I was out. Loved this- I just don't think it needs the cuke- I'd like more grilled veggies instead. Thanks for sharing. Made for RSC18.


review by:
(20 May 2018)

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