Mediterranean Monday – Grilled Eggplant Sandwich

Grilling eggplant gives it a smoky, meaty flavor.

 grilled eggplant sandwich

If you think you don’t like eggplant, this is the recipe to try. It also makes a satisfying Indian summer meal. Sliced eggplant, brushed with olive oil and grilled is entirely different from eggplant in other guises. It’s so good in fact, that even the little grandchildren love it. But I think it’s even better stuffed into a Mediterranean inspired sandwich. Another advantage? Grilling is my husband’s domain, giving me time to enjoy the kids while dinner cooks!

BTW – my daughter-in-law said this was the best eggplant she had ever had, even without the sandwich fixings.

We used the Artichoke Feta Spread from last week’s Mediterranean Monday, homemade tomato focaccia bread, and the last of the heirloom tomatoes from the garden. Luscious.

Mediterranean Monday - Grilled Eggplant Sandwich
No need to hide in the kitchen cooking. Enjoy your guests while you serve this simply elegant sandwich.
Cuisine: Mediteranean
Recipe type: sandwich
  • Focaccia bread or ciabatta rolls
  • Eggplant
  • Olive oil
  • Zucchini
  • Tomato
  • Roasted bell peppers
  • Artichoke-Feta Spread
  1. Slice the eggplant and zucchini on an angle.
  2. Brush with olive oil and grill over medium coals until done, about 5 minutes.
  3. Layer bread or rolls with artichoke Feta spread, slices of roasted bell peppers, fresh tomatoes, grilled zucchini and eggplant.
  4. Top with another layer of artichoke Feta spread if desired.


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Renee Pottle, an author and heart-healthy educator, loves to explore and write about the Mediterranean Diet. She blogs at and

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