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Grilled Eggplant & Tomato Sandwiches 

A meatless sandwich that is immensely satisfying.

This is one of our own Fruits & Veggies—More Matters® recipes. It meets the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s strict nutrition guidelines as a healthy recipe.

Category: Main Dishes

Think Variety; Think Color: Red Blue

Preparation time: 30 minutes or less

Serves: 4

Cups of Fruits and Vegetables per Serving: 2


  • 1 medium italian eggplant cut into ½ inch slices
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3 Tbsp. finely minced fresh basil
  • 8 (½ inch) slices, crusty bread
  • 4 medium ripe tomatoes
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • ½ cup crumbled Feta cheese (optional)

Do not peel eggplant. Remove end and cut into half-inch slices. Sprinkle both sides with salt and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Thoroughly rinse slices to remove all salt and drain on absorbent paper.

Combine olive oil and garlic and lightly brush each slice. Grill over MEDIUM HIGH heat on gas grill or broil under broiler. When soft, remove immediately and sprinkle with basil.

Meanwhile, slice tomatoes into ¨÷ -inch thick slices and season with black pepper. Arrange tomatoes and eggplant on 4 slices of bread. Season with pepper and add crumbled Feta cheese, if desired. Top with second slice of bread and serve immediately.

*Optional ingredients are not included in dietary analysis.

Each serving provides:  An excellent source of vitamins A and C, folate, potassium and fiber, and a good source of magnesium.



Credit: This recipe meets PBH and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) nutrition standards that maintain fruits and vegetables as healthy foods.

Nutritional Information per Serving
Calories: 272 Carbohydrates: 44g
Total Fat: 7.9g Cholesterol: 0mg
Saturated Fat: 1.4g Dietary Fiber: 8g
% of Calories from Fat: 25% Sodium: 361mg
Protein: 8g  



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