Grilled Eggplant Parmesan Sandwiches

  • 1 large Eggplant (cut into 12 – ¼” thick rounds)
  • 1 Olive oil cooking spray
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • 3 tablespoons Finely shredded parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 small pieces Focaccia bread (or rustic Italian bread)
  • 2 teaspoons Extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 oz Baby spinach
  • 1 cup Crushed tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons Fresh chopped basil
  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. Place eggplant rounds on a baking sheet and sprinkle with salt. Coat both sides lightly with cooking spray. Combine Parmesan and mozzarella in a small bowl. Brush both sides of focaccia (or Italian bread) with oil.
  3. Place spinach in a large microwave-safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and punch several holes in the wrap. Microwave on High until wilted, 2 to 3 minutes. Combine tomatoes and 2 tablespoons basil in a small microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave until bubbling, about 2 minutes.
  4. Place all your ingredients on the baking sheet with the eggplant and take it to the grill. Grill the eggplant slices until brown and soft on both sides, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Grill the bread until toasted, about 1 minute per side. Return the eggplant and bread to the baking sheet. Reduce grill heat to medium.
  5. Place 1 eggplant round on top of each slice of bread. Layer 1 tablespoon tomatoes, 1 tablespoon wilted spinach and 1 tablespoon cheese on each slice of eggplant. Repeat with the remaining eggplant, sauce, spinach and cheese. Sprinkle each stack with some of the remaining basil. Place the baking sheet on the grill, close the lid and grill until the eggplant stack is hot and the cheese is melted, 5 to 7 minutes. (Servings: 4)

Nutrition Information

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Serving size: 1 serving
Percent daily values based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 202.09
Calories From Fat (51%) 104.02
% Daily Value
Total Fat 11.83g 18%
Saturated Fat 6.04g 30%
Cholesterol 23.37mg 8%
Sodium 661.90mg 28%
Potassium 388.64mg 11%
Carbohydrates 10.32g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2.27g 9%
Sugar 1.97g
Sugar Alcohols 0.00g
Net Carbohydrates 8.05g
Protein 14.36g 29%
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