Grilled Eggplant, Arugula and Mozzarella Panini

"From today's paper. This made an awesome lunch and the vegetarian in the family appreciated it."
 
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photo by Diana Yen photo by Diana Yen
photo by Diana Yen
photo by Diana Yen photo by Diana Yen
photo by Diana Yen photo by Diana Yen
photo by ChefLee photo by ChefLee
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Ready In:
25mins
Ingredients:
6
Serves:
4
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ingredients

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directions

  • Brush eggplant slices with oil on both sides and place in a George Foreman grill--or panini grill-- cook 4 minutes, remove.
  • Brush bread slices with oil.
  • 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.
  • Repeat.
  • Cut sandwiches on diagonal and serve.

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  1. Roosie
    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!
     
  2. Sharon123
    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!
     
  3. soccermom7026
    Thanks Chia :) Easy and Delicious! I made this on Ciabatta bread with garlic infused olive oil, the family loved it!
     
  4. Chef Kirsten 1
    Yuuuuuuum! I threw this together tonight and it is so fantastic! I broiled the eggplant in the oven, put the arugula, mozzarella, eggplant and some simple garlic mayo (mayo with minced garlic and thyme mixed in) on a crusty bun, threw it back in the oven for a few minutes and chowed down on 3 of them! Not exactly the same as the recipe but holy cow to these flavors go together perfectly. I'm looking forward to eating this all week :)
     
  5. Ilysse
    Great sandwich. I used our homegrown Japanese eggplant and sliced them lengthwise. We also had homegrown arugula. I brushed with the oil and then added some garlic and broiled them. I used hoagie rolls and made my sandwich inside out (used the outside crust as the inside and oiled the inside to grill). The only other change I made was to add a few slices of fresh tomato to each sandwich. Yummy sandwich that I'll make again. It would also be good with fried eggplant and I think provalone or smoked mozzarella would be good. Also, maybe a pesto or a sun dried tomato spread would be a nice addition. But it really is good as it is.
     
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