So the other day, I was in the kitchen searching around for something for lunch. Since bread is no longer part of our routine, I had to get creative. After searching around in the fridge for a bit, I saw it. Eggplant. For some reason, making a sandwich from fresh eggplant sounded pretty normal and a great idea to me. So whether you’re gluten-free, paleo, eating healthy or just plain hungry…let me tell you how to whip up my grilled eggplant sandwich with no bread.
The key to making this eggplant work as a sandwich topper is keeping it dry before grilling except for a light coating of coconut oil on the grill pan. Just grill slices of eggplant on the cast iron grill pan until desired marks are achieved. I left the skin on these eggplant sandwiches but, if you prefer not to, you can take them off. My kids did find that part more tedious to chew.
After that, a modest smear of cream cheese, turkey and crispy fresh peppers make a nice balance of textures of flavors. You can also use dairy free cream cheese if you’d like.
Initially, I was going to go with one layer of this delicious combo.
It wasn’t long before I was piling it high.
Eggplants are a low in calories, high in antioxidants, are nutritious and quite affordable. Fiber, potassium, folate, manganese, copper and b vitamins (b3, b1 and b6) can all be found in the purple power. For another spin on eggplant, try my eggplant and sausage stew recipe.
- 1 medium eggplant sliced into 1/4 inch slices
- sliced turkey
- slices of pepper
- cream cheese or dairy free cream cheese
- fresh cracked pepper
- coconut oil spray
- Lightly spray grill pan
- Grill slices of eggplant on medium high heat for about 1-2 minutes or until desired doneness
- Spread with cream cheese
- Sprinkle with fresh cracked pepper
- Top with slices of turkey and fresh yellow, green or red peppers
Amount Per Serving Calories 150Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 22mgSodium 217mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 4gSugar 6gProtein 4g
Nutrition information should be used as a guide.