Cooking Light's Eggplant and Goat Cheese Sandwiches

A Gourmet Sandwich That's Easy to Make

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Servings:2
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

"Transform sandwich night with this hearty veggie-laden stacker. You can peel the eggplant, but the sandwiches are prettier with the deep-purple skin intact."

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Ingredients

  • 8 (1/2-inch-thick) eggplant slices
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 large red bell pepper
  • 4 (1-ounce) slices ciabatta bread
  • 2 tablespoons refrigerated pesto
  • 1 cup baby arugula
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) soft goat cheese
  • Cooking Directions

    Preheat broiler.

    Arrange eggplant slices in a single layer on a foil-lined baking sheet. Brush both sides of eggplant with 1 teaspoon oil. Cut bell pepper in half lengthwise; discard seeds and membrane. Arrange bell pepper halves, skin sides up, on baking sheet with eggplant; flatten with hand. Broil 4 minutes; turn eggplant over (do not turn bell pepper over). Broil an additional 4 minutes; remove eggplant from pan. Broil bell pepper an additional 7 minutes or until blackened. Place bell pepper in a zip-top plastic bag; seal. Let stand for 15 minutes; peel and discard skin.

    Broil bread slices for 2 minutes or until lightly browned, turning once. Spread 1 tablespoon pesto on each of 2 bread slices. Layer each bread slice, pesto side up, with 2 eggplant slices, 1 bell pepper half, and 2 eggplant slices. Toss arugula with remaining 1 teaspoon oil and black pepper; divide arugula mixture evenly between sandwiches. Spread 2 tablespoons goat cheese over each of 2 remaining bread slices; place, cheese side down, on sandwiches.

    Recipe courtesy Cooking Light.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: eggplant, olive oil, ciabatta, pesto

    Course: Lunch

    More Info: Kid Friendly


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