Smoky grilled veggies, rich tapenade, and tangy goat cheese make these sandwiches hearty and satisfying. A friend of mine made these and I loved them. By the next week, I was craving one of these delicious sandwiches.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 sandwiches
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven broiler.

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  • Place the eggplant and red bell pepper on a medium baking sheet, and season with salt and pepper. Broil 5 to 10 minutes, until tender and slightly browned.

  • Cut baguette in half lengthwise. Spread bottom half with goat cheese, followed by tapenade. Layer with eggplant and red pepper, then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cover with top half of baguette. Cut into 4 pieces. Serve hot or cold.

Nutrition Facts

461 calories; protein 20.3g 41% DV; carbohydrates 74.7g 24% DV; fat 9.6g 15% DV; cholesterol 12.6mg 4% DV; sodium 1018.2mg 41% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2006
Delicious! For those of you who are couting carbs (or just don't have any bread) it's also just as yummy if you simply roll the cheese peppers and tapanade inside a slice of eggplant and eat it that way. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
I was really excited to try this recipe as I have had eggplant sandwiches at the local coffee shop. Unfortunately I didn't like the sanwiches very well. I didn't like the way the flavors went together and the sandwiches seemed soggy (even after I toasted the bread.) Read More
(4)
150 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 99
  • 4 star values: 40
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2006
Delicious! For those of you who are couting carbs (or just don't have any bread) it's also just as yummy if you simply roll the cheese peppers and tapanade inside a slice of eggplant and eat it that way. Read More
(52)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Very yummy recipe! All the ingredients went together extremely well! I placed the eggplant and peppers (on tin foil) on the outdoor grill and it made them tasty. Also I slightly browned the bread in a skillet with olive oil. My husband and I both loved this recipe definite keeper!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2006
DEFINITE DO-OVER!!! I had to make a few changes because I couldn't get some of the ingredients but it was FABULOUS! Instead of a baguette I used a larger softer bakery bread which worked beautifully. (I sometimes find the baguettes too hard anyway) For the goat cheese I had to substitute feta which I mixed with a bit of plain yougurt to make it more spreadable. Next I added a layer of thinly sliced salami to bump up the protein for my kids put the tapenade on next... then the grilled veggies and last I put slices of gouda because with the little ones I knew the parmesan would be a disaster. I also put it under the broiler to melt the cheese. I know I changed the recipe a little but nothing that comprimised it too much in my oppinion. ALSO While the veggies were under the broiler I started the tapenade in the food processor and it zipped together! This was a great lunch for all of us! (parents 3yr. old & 1.5 yr. old) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I loved this!! I am trying new foods and new recipes and this one was amazing. I used eggplant red and yellow peppers zucchini and mushrooms...wonderful! Great for lunches the next day...just pop it in the microwave when you're ready and it's as good as fresh. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/08/2009
This sandwich is amazing! I'm giving it a four only because I added some ingredients and it took me forever to find tapenade. Like some other reviewers I had never heard of it before and wasn t even sure if I was pronouncing it right lol. Your regular grocery store like S&S won't have it but Trader Joes or Whole Foods will. Trader Joes had it in plastic containers in the refrigerated section in with the hummus etc. You can also find a few different jarred varieties as well at TJs. If all else fails you can find recipes for it (with and without anchioves) on this site. What I did first was salted and sweated baby eggplant slices for 30 mins in a colander and dapped with a paper towel to remove excess moisture and brushed very litely with olive oil. I then sautéed some garlic in a small amount of olive oil and added the red peppers and onions. Once they were tender I removed them and kept warm while I did the eggplant. I only flipped them once but made sure the pan didn t get too hot as to burn them. I warmed goat cheese on the bread under the broil (on low) and then spread on the tapenade. Then I layered grilled baby eggplant red peppers and red onions. I topped with provolone cheese and melted under the broil. Finally I finished it all off with some fresh basil leaves. By far the best sandwich I've ever made! Don't let the ingredients scare you off! The tapenade doesn t overpower the sandwich so I would recommend at least spreading a tiny bit on. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This was delicious and different. Thought the eggplant might taste bland but the goat cheese really added flavor. Couldn't find tapenade so I used a small jar of olive pesto I found. I also used goat cheese with roasted garlic and basil in it used skinny Italian bread (scooped a little bread out of the middle) wrapped all in tinfoil and toasted it in the oven. Great stuff! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Great recipe! It was a nice change from the usual and very tasty. I made it for a group of people by making it on one long loaf of french bread and slicing it into smaller sandwiches. It's great heated but be careful add the goat cheese after it's been heated - it's so soft when warm it squishes out of the sides.:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
This was really good and very easy to make. I had a large eggplant and 1/2 seemed like plenty. Although very good the baguette is a little tough on the jaw so I think next time I'll make the sandwiches with pita bread. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This was great!! My whole family enjoyed it. I substituted provalone slices for parmesean and grilled the veggies. I couldn't find the tapenade locally but I made my own olive spread. We will definately have this again. Makes a great light summer supper. Trish in GA Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
I was really excited to try this recipe as I have had eggplant sandwiches at the local coffee shop. Unfortunately I didn't like the sanwiches very well. I didn't like the way the flavors went together and the sandwiches seemed soggy (even after I toasted the bread.) Read More
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