Grilled Eggplant and Zucchini Sandwich

12 Sep

In my CSA box we’ve been receiving many eggplants and zucchini… why not combine them both in one of my favorite applications? A SANDWICH!!!

Super simple, super tasty and travels really well…

  Grilled Eggplant Zuch Sandwich - KFC


1 small Japanese or Italian eggplant
1 small zucchini or summer squash
2 oz of goat cheese, at room temperature works best
A handful of arugula lettuce – washed well and pat dry
Extra virgin Olive oil
Sea salt and Freshly Cracked Black Pepper
1 whole-wheat whole grain demi baguette


  1. Preheat your grill – I use my George Foreman grill for this…
  2. Slice the eggplant and the zucchini in ¼ inch slices.  Brush with olive oil and season liberally with salt and pepper.  Place on the grill for about 4-5 minutes to cook and get pretty grill marks.
  3. In the meantime, slice the baguette in top and bottom halves and toast in a toaster oven.  Slather both sides of bread with goat cheese.  Drizzle a bit of olive oil and sprinkle a bit of salt and pepper to season cheese.
  4. Remove the eggplant and zucchini slices from grill and let cool down a bit.  Place on bottom half of bread.  Add lettuce on top of grilled veggies.  Season lettuce with a bit of sea salt and a drizzle of olive oil.  Top with top half of bread.


Simple, yet very tasty and nutritious.   You could add some tomatoes or even some roasted red peppers or roasted piquillo peppers too.


2 Responses to “Grilled Eggplant and Zucchini Sandwich”

  1. Mary September 16, 2009 at 7:11 am #

    All of your recipes look yummy…thanks for sharing. I’m not vegetarian but I eat very little meat. When I look at your blog, I ask myself…why not just do it?

  2. Otra Adriana October 28, 2009 at 4:41 pm #

    Que rico se ve! ¿Cual pan usaste para el sandwich de la foto? ¿Es el de Costco que vienen los dos “loaves”?

    KFC – No, usé el pan integral de La Boulangerie, una panadería francesa en la marginal de la Ave. Baldorioty de Castro en Condado/Santurce. Cuando regrese a Costco buscaré los panes que mencionas… yum.

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