Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 sandwich

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 364
Total Fat 17g
  Saturated Fat 6.0g
  Monounsaturated Fat 6.0g
  Polyunsaturated Fat
Total Carbohydrate 34g
  Dietary Fiber 7g
Protein 16g
Sodium 766mg

Grilled Eggplant Panini by


Grilled eggplant is one of life's simpler pleasures: creamy and rich. Look for medium-size, purple eggplants with firm skins and no mushy spots. This end-of-summer treat will be even tastier if you can find the vegetables at a local farmstand


1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
2. Combine mayonnaise and basil in a small bowl. Using 1 tablespoon oil, lightly brush both sides of eggplant and sprinkle each slice with garlic salt. With the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, brush one side of each slice of bread.
3. Grill the eggplant for 6 minutes, turn with a spatula, top with cheese, and continue grilling until the cheese is melted and the eggplant is tender, about 4 minutes more. Toast the bread on the grill, 1 to 2 minutes per side.
4. To assemble sandwiches: Spread basil mayonnaise on four slices of bread. Top with the cheesy eggplant, red peppers, onion and the remaining slices of bread. Cut in half and serve warm.

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