Roasted Vegetable and Feta Sandwiches
Posted by: JP5cooks Sun 25 Sep 2005 8:16 am
Source: EatingWell, the Magazine of Food & Health.
Inspired by that famous New Orleans sandwich, the muffaletta, this jazzy
vegetarian version is actually good for you.
1 small eggplant (about 1/3 pound)
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1/3 cup rinsed, chopped, jarred roasted red peppers
Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste
1 1/2 ounces feta cheese
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
Pinch of crushed red pepper
2 crusty whole wheat rolls
1. Preheat grill or broiler.
2. Cut eggplant crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices. If using a grill, oil the
grill rack. Brush 1/2 teaspoon oil over both sides of the eggplant. Grill or
broil until lightly browned and tender, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Let cool
slightly. Coarsely chop the eggplant and combine with red peppers in a small
bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Mash feta with a fork in a small bowl. Add lemon juice, oregano, crushed red
pepper, and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon oil; blend until smooth and spreadable.
Season with pepper.
4. Slice rolls in half horizontally and scoop out about 1 inch of the soft
interior from each half. (Reserve for another use.) Divide the seasoned feta in
the bottom half of each roll. Spoon the chopped eggplant and peppers over the
cheese and replace the bread top firmly. Serves 2