Grilled Eggplant & Mozzarella Sandwich with Lemon Artichoke Spread

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Some days I don’t plan ahead and before I know it…it’s already 2 o’clock….that is no good, this girl need lunch and a break!

Don’t we all.

I sharing my favorite sandwiches, Grilled Eggplant & Mozzarella Sandwich with Lemon Artichoke Spread with you today and remind  you to take a break, relax and enjoy a nice healthy lunch!

If I didn’t tell you, you may just go about your day and forget about eating  lunch and then you and I know just what will happen….we’ll grab all the stuff that isn’t good for us and nothing will satisfy us because we are starving! I hat when that happens.

So grab a few fresh ingredients and lets  make LUNCH!

grilling eggplant

I have a small cast iron grill pan and have been using it for just about everything. I like how it makes the deep grill marks on what I’m cooking and I don’t need to get out the charcoal and wait for the grill to heat up.

Grilled Eggplant

I slice the eggplant about a half inch thick and then slice each round in  half, as this was a large eggplant.

Toasted bread with Sargento Mozzarella Cheese

I toast the bread under the broiler on high for about 2 minutes, then I added the Sargento Mozzarella Cheese and placed it under the broiler for 30 seconds until it melted.

Grilled Eggplant Sandwich

I love the tanginess of the lemon artichoke spread on this sandwich it goes nicely with the eggplant. No sandwich is complete without some really fresh lettuce and tomato, so pile on the veggies!

Grilled Eggplant & Mozzarella Sandwich with Lemon Artichoke Spread
 
Ingredients
  • 1 baguette of bread
  • 1 eggplant sliced and grilled (3-4 minute each side)
  • [b]1 slice Sargento Mozzarella Cheese (cut in half diagonally)[/b]
  • 2 pieces of butter lettuce
  • 1 medium ripe tomato sliced
Lemon Artichoke Spread
  • 1 14 oz can artichoke hearts
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 scallions
  • 1 tablespoon canned diced green chiles
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1/16 teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. Prepare the Lemon Artichoke Spread by placing all ingredients into a blender and pureeing it smooth and strain it if there is any choke or rough pieces.
  2. Grill the eggplant 3-4 minutes per side
  3. Slice bread and place under high broiler for 2 minutes
  4. Add cheese to bread and melt under broiler for 30 seconds
  5. Apply Lemon artichoke spread to top half of bread
  6. Add lettuce, tomato, salt and pepper

Sargento Take a REAL lunch @createdbydiane

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Take a Real Lunch….and take a real lunch break while you are at it, no sense rushing around eating something that you wouldn’t feel good about later. This sandwich can be prepared ahead of time, it’s delicious hot or cold.

Grilled Eggplant with Lemon Artichoke Spread

So, who is staking that much needed lunch break with me?

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  1. 1

    That Lemon Artichoke Spread sounds so good Diane! I think I could spread that on just about anything!

  2. 2

    I want this. I’m starving waiting for The Hubs to get home for dinner…..probably shouldn’t be reading food blogs right now ;)

  3. 3

    I love eggplant and never seem to make it :( This looks yummy :) Pinning!

  4. 4

    I do love eggplant so much! This sandwich looks just delish!!!

  5. 5

    I love eggplant – to me it’s like a portobello mushroom – I like to use it in cooking as a beef substitute :). When done right, it’s so flavorful! Your grilled eggplant looks beautiful, with all those grill marks!

  6. 6

    Sounds totally delicious!

  7. 7

    Yum! What an awesome dinner idea! And I love Sargento cheese!

  8. 8

    YUM!! This sandwich is perfection :) I love it!

  9. 9

    What a beauty of a sandwich! I love gooey chewy mozzarella on my grilled sandwiches. And that lemon artichoke spread sounds delish!!

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