Thursday, August 9, 2012

Eggplant Panini

I've seen so many eggplant sandwiches on Pinterest and they all look so good. Recently Skinny Taste posted an eggplant sandwich recipe that looked easy and delicious, so I started with hers and made a few adjustments to make it our own. I used a different bread and added some greens and red onion. I even made my own pesto for the first time and it turned out great!

Tomato, sliced
Red onion, thinly sliced
Mozzarella cheese, sliced
Spinach/Arugula mix

Peel eggplant and slice. You can lay on a paper towel lines cookie sheet and season with salt for about 30 minutes to absorb the excess moisture.

Preheat your panini press. Spray a little cooking spray and sprinkle each slice of eggplant with salt and pepper and grill in the press. Repeat with remaining eggplant slices.

Assemble sandwiches: eggplant, greens, tomato, red onion, mozzarella cheese, and a spread pesto on the top piece of bread.

Grill in the press until the bread is toasted and the cheese is melted.