Grilled Eggplant, Arugula and Mozzarella Panini

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

From today's paper. This made an awesome lunch and the vegetarian in the family appreciated it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brush eggplant slices with oil on both sides and place in a George Foreman grill--or panini grill-- cook 4 minutes, remove.
  2. Brush bread slices with oil.
  3. On 4 slices, oil side down, arrange eggplant, arugula, and mozzarella, top with 4 bread slices oil side up add 2 sandwiches to grill, close and cook 3-4 minutes.
  4. Repeat.
  5. Cut sandwiches on diagonal and serve.


Most Helpful

These are *FABULOUS*!!! I made these as part of the Recipe Cookalong Challenge Game's Sandwich Week and am so glad I did! I used NurseDi's Grilled Eggplant (#30004) for the eggplant. We also added a couple sundried tomatoes and roasted bell peppers and some sundried tomato dressing on these., but the base flavors of the sandwich are terrific. Sourdough seems like a good choice of bread. BF thinks they would be good with fresh tomatoes too (I don't like fresh tomatoes, so that's all him- *lol*). Made these on the George Foreman grill and were fast, easy and mind-bogglingly delicious! Absolutely gourmet/restaurant quality! They were sooooooooo good!

Roosie June 30, 2004

Oh, this was gooood!!! I broiled the eggplant since I don't own a Foreman grill. I used sourdough bread and broiled it too. Delicious!

Sharon123 May 13, 2003

Thanks Chia :) Easy and Delicious! I made this on Ciabatta bread with garlic infused olive oil, the family loved it!

soccermom7026 January 28, 2013

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