Grilled Mediterranean Vegetable Sandwich


Roasted eggplant and peppers taste delicious in this vegetable sandwich. It is great to take along on a picnic!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs


  • 1 eggplant, sliced into strips

  • 2 red bell peppers

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 2 portobello mushrooms, sliced

  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 1 (1 pound) loaf focaccia bread


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Brush eggplant and red bell peppers with 1 tablespoon olive oil; use more if necessary, depending on sizes of vegetables. Place on a baking sheet and roast in the preheated oven. Roast eggplant until tender, about 25 minutes; roast peppers until blackened. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.

  3. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and cook and stir mushrooms until tender. Stir crushed garlic into mayonnaise. Slice focaccia in half lengthwise. Spread mayonnaise mixture on one or both halves.

  4. Peel cooled peppers, core, and slice. Layer eggplant, peppers, and mushrooms in focaccia.

  5. Wrap sandwich in plastic wrap; place a cutting board on top of it and weight it down with some canned foods. Allow sandwich to sit for 2 hours before slicing and serving.

Editor's Note:

The eggplant and red peppers can also be grilled. Lightly oil the grate and cook over medium or medium-high heat until vegetables are tender and have nice grill marks.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

356 Calories
15g Fat
48g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 356
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 500mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 18%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 66mg 330%
Calcium 75mg 6%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 529mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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