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Grilled Eggplant Pizza Sandwiches

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Grilled Eggplant Pizza Sandwiches
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 4
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Dinner ready in 30 minutes! Enjoy this flavourful sandwich that is filled with grilled vegetables and pizza sauce.
Jun 26, 2013

Ingredients

  • 8 (3/4-inch/2 cm thick) slices eggplant
  • 4 (1/4-inch/6 mm) slices sweet onion
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch (6 mm) slices
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 1 can (7.5 oz/213 mL) pizza sauce
  • 8 (1/2-inch/1.25 cm) slices Italian or sourdough bread, toasted
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese

Steps

  • 1
    Heat grill. When ready to grill, brush eggplant, onion and zucchini with oil; sprinkle with salt. Place on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cook 8 to 10 minutes or until tender, turning once.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, heat pizza sauce in small saucepan until hot.
  • 3
    Spread 1 side of each of 4 toasted bread slices with 2 tablespoons pizza sauce. Top each with grilled vegetables. Spoon remaining pizza sauce over vegetables. Top each with cheese and slice of toast.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Ingredient Info: Select eggplant that has a smooth peel with no blemishes or soft spots. A small young eggplant has a tender peel that doesn't require removal.
  • Tip 2
    Healthy Hint: To reduce the fat in each serving of these sandwiches by about 9 grams, use reduced-fat mozzarella cheese and omit the olive oil. Instead, spritz the vegetables with olive oil-flavour or regular nonstick cooking spray.
  • Tip 3
    Kitchen Tip: Toast the bread on the grill, watching it carefully and turning once, until it is light golden brown.
  • Tip 4
    Make It Special: These sandwiches make nice melts. Arrange them on a sheet of heavy-duty foil and place it on the grill. Close the grill and heat it just until the cheese is melted.

Nutrition Information

380 Calories, 12g Total Fat, 20g Protein, 48g Total Carbs, 10g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 4 Sandwiches
Calories
380
Total Fat
12g
Saturated Fat
6g
Cholesterol
25mg
Sodium
820mg
Total Carbs
48g
Dietary Fiber
7g
Sugars
10g
Protein
20g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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