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Recipe For Warm Eggplant Sandwich With Mint, Feta, and Hummus

'Wich of the Week: Minty Greek Eggplant and Feta


I know I made a sandwich with eggplant just two weeks ago, but such is the life of a home cook: I had an extra eggplant sitting around that I had to find a use for! So I improvised this totally different — and in my opinion, even more delicious — Greek-inspired sandwich.

Needing to cook the eggplant ASAP, I roasted it on a Sunday and made the sandwich the next day; if you make the eggplant in advance, this simple sandwich comes together in just over five minutes. The slightly sweet, balsamic-roasted eggplant stacks up beautifully next to warm, salty feta. Thin strips of mint and a slather of hummus make it even more complex and rich. To get the recipe and lots more photos, read more.

Eggplant, Mint, and Feta Sandwich

Eggplant, Mint, and Feta Sandwich

Recipe For Warm Eggplant Sandwich With Mint, Feta, and Hummus

Ingredients

1 medium eggplant, sliced into 1/2-inch thick rounds
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper, to taste
8 slices wheat bread
1/2 cup hummus
12 slices of feta cheese, about 1/4-inch thick
1 cup mint leaves, julienned
4 pieces of red leaf lettuce

Directions

  1. Prepare eggplant: Preheat oven to 450°F. In a small bowl, combine olive oil and vinegar and season with salt and pepper. Lay eggplant rounds on a baking sheet and, using a brush, coat each piece with the olive oil mixture, flip the eggplant, and brush the remaining sides. Bake the eggplant for 20-25 minutes, turning once. Remove and let cool. (Note: eggplant can be prepared up to one day in advance.)

  2. To make each sandwich, spread 1 tablespoon of hummus on a slice of bread. Divide the eggplant by four, and top each hummus-coated bread slice with eggplant. Cover eggplant with 1/4 cup of mint, and place three slices of feta cheese on top.

  3. Place the ingredient-covered slice and a second slice of bread in a toaster oven on high until the bread is lightly browned and the cheese has softened.

  4. Place a lettuce leaf over the feta, and spread one tablespoon of hummus on the remaining slice of toast. Place hummus-side down onto lettuce to close the sandwich, cut in half, and serve.

Makes 4 sandwiches.


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