Pesto-Eggplant Sandwiches

Dinner ready in just 20 minutes! Enjoy these crunchy eggplant sandwiches packed with pesto. Perfect if you love Italian cuisine.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

4
slices (1/2 inch thick) unpeeled eggplant
1
egg, beaten
1/3
cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
2
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
4
thin slices red onion
4
slices (1 ounce each) provolone cheese
2
tablespoons pesto
4
slices (1/2 inch thick) Italian bread, toasted
8
thin slices cucumber
4
thin slices tomato

  • 1 Dip eggplant slices into egg, then coat with bread crumbs. Heat oil in 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Cook eggplant in oil 3 to 4 minutes, turning once, until golden brown and crisp.
  • 2 Top each eggplant slice with onion and cheese. Cover and cook 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • 3 Spread pesto on bread. Top with cucumber, tomato and eggplant.

Expert Tips

The peak season for eggplant is generally August and September, but they usually are available all year. Choose eggplants that are firm and smooth skinned with no soft or wrinkled spots.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Open-faced Sandwich
Calories
275
(
Calories from Fat
155),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
),
Cholesterol
75mg
75%;
Sodium
450mg
450%;
Total Carbohydrate
23g
23%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
),
Protein
11g
11%
;
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.