Grilled Eggplant and Tomato Sandwiches

I told you.

Spread with peanut butter and jam made from my parent’s strawberries.

Roll up.


So good.

After inhaling the PB+J pancake rollup, I strangely got the urge to put a clay mask on my face. Random? Yes. But totally relaxing and satisfying.

Did I mention that I do a Sunday evening Zumba class? Well I do and it was a ton of fun. Unfortunately, my legs felt like lead and I was just exhausted. It could have something to do with this morning’s gym session. Ended up burning a total of 1256 calories today. Which is a ton.

Came home from Zumba STARVING and to the welcome sight of the husband cooking us dinner. THE BEST SANDWICH EVER.

Grilled Eggplant and Tomato Sandwiches with Romano-Black Pepper Mayonnaise

(from Allrecipes)

1/2 cup Mayonnaise
3 tablespoons grated Romano cheese
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1 small eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
4 plum tomatoes
8 slices Italian bread or focaccia
Fresh basil leaves

Combine Mayonnaise, cheese, lemon juice and pepper. Season, if desired, with salt; refrigerate. Brush eggplant slices on both sides with 2 tablespoons oil. Season, if desired, with salt and black pepper. Grill, turning once, 8 minutes or until slightly charred and tender. Brush tomatoes with remaining 2 tablespoons oil and season, if desired, with salt and black pepper. Grill, turning once, 4 minutes or until charred and slightly softened. Remove and slice into quarters lengthwise. Evenly spread bread with mayonnaise mixture, then top with basil, eggplant and tomatoes.

Served it on the side with some of our favorite canned (well boxed) soup. Pacific Organic Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

Seriously one of the best and easiest sandwiches I’ve ever eaten. I wanted 12 more. Go make it. Now.

Of to go watch True Blood and relax to prepare for the Monday grind.


  1. says

    I think you might just be right, this quite possible the best sandwich I ever seen! Now, I am going to take up Zumba and hope my hubby takes a cue and makes this for me.

    Somehow I will leave this post and recipe mysteriously on while I go out! it might work!

  2. Helen says

    I bookmarked this sandwich recipe some time ago and have been making it several times since then!! It is really the best sandwich I have ever had! Thank you for sharing :)

  3. says

    I made this sandwich the other night and it was delicious! I loved the mayo (although I made mine with Parmesan cheese instead, since that’s what I had). Thanks for sharing!

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