Recipe of the Day: Grilled Eggplant and Tomato Sandwiches with Roquefort Dressing

August 3, 2008 | By | Comments (5)

Grilled_eggplant_and_tomato_sandwicMy husband he swore that he didn’t like eggplant…until he tried this recipe.

Served with a side of fruit, a simple salad, or crunchy pita chips, these sandwiches make a wonderful summer dinner. The grilled eggplant provides a refreshing alternative to meat, and the tangy Roquefort dressing and peppery arugula add a satisfying kick. "This tastes like something you’d order at a nice cafe," my husband said.

I must confess that I cheated just a bit in grilling the eggplant. Because it is so buckle-your-knees hot right now, I couldn’t bear to fire up our charcoal grill in the heat of an Alabama August. So I used a grill pan over my stove and I still was able to achieve nice grill marks in the comfort of my air-conditioned kitchen. (Check out this story for more tips on indoor grilling.)

While I was at it, I grilled an extra batch of eggplant so that I could try our Eggplant and Tomato-Mint Salsa the following night. This recipe has earned a 5-star rating by readers such as bendyironbug, who commented, "I loved this recipe.  Made on Sunday, ate throughout the week in pita, with chicken, by itself. Will make again."

My hubby deemed this one another hit. Hooray! Two down, 164 more Cooking Light eggplant recipes to go.


  1. Haley

    Served with a side of fruit, a simple salad, or crunchy pita chips, these sandwiches make a wonderful summer dinner.

    February 22, 2011 at 1:32 am
  2. Miachel

    It’s a Very helpful article for me. Actually, I am fond of reading online punjabi news. Thanks for writing such a complete ..And,I wantn’t to miss them.
    Thank you for sharing..

    January 5, 2011 at 12:44 am
  3. Karen

    Often when I’m grilling, I put eggplant slices on one side of the grill so that I have them in the refrigerator to make veggie sandwiches to take for lunch. I use light blue cheese dressing, fresh basil, and other ingredients I have around the house to make interesting sandwiches.

    August 12, 2008 at 12:28 am
  4. Kim

    Great to hear, Erika. I forget how versatile they can be. As you try our other eggplant recipes, please let me know which ones you like!

    August 7, 2008 at 12:55 pm
  5. Erika

    Fantastic timing! My eggplants in the garden are just about ready, and I have no idea what to do with them. I’m sure I can find something in 164 recipes to use them up!

    August 6, 2008 at 8:09 am

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