Recipe: Grilled Eggplant Panini

Recipe: Grilled Eggplant Panini
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Reduced-fat mayonnaise--2 Tbsp 

Chopped fresh basi--2 Tbsp  

Extra-virgin olive oil, divided-- 2 Tbsp   

Eggplant slices (about 1 small)--8 1/2-inch

Garlic salt--1/2 Tsp

Whole-grain country bread--8 slices

Fresh mozzarella cheese--8 thin slices

Sliced jarred roasted red peppers--1/3 cup

Red onion--4 thin slices


Preheat grill to medium-high.

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.

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.

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.

(The following recipe has been shared by The Gateway Hotels & Resorts)

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