Eggplant is a vegetable that I have yet to fully understand. I just don’t always get it. Sometimes I love it and sometimes I’m left wondering what I did wrong. So here it is, I’m officially accepting any and all eggplant tips.

Regardless of my eggplant struggles, this sandwich was delightful and perfect for a low-key dinner. The variations are endless and since I’m left with 1/2 loaf of chewy Ciabatta bread, a repeat may be sooner than I had expected!

Eggplant, Caramelized Onion  & Goat Gouda Sandwich adapted from Bon Appetit – Makes 2 sandwiches

  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 eggplant, sliced
  • roasted peppers
  • ciabatta bread
  • 2 slices goat gouda cheese
  • 2 slices prosciutto

Onions: Heat pan with a drizzle of olive oil. Add onion slices and cook until just brown. Add the balsamic vinegar, stirring frequently until all liquid has evaporated. Set aside.

Eggplant: Sprinkle slices with salt and let sit for at least 30 minutes. Pat dry, rub with olive oil and broil for about 3 minutes per side. Set aside.


Slice ciabatta bread and broil with cheese until bubbly. Drizzle other slice of bread with some olive oil and salt & pepper. Stack eggplant, peppers, onions and piece of prosciutto. Enjoy every creamy bite. All while getting your veggies in.


14 Comments ( Reply )

  1. mary beth
    Dec 29, 2009 @ 9:23 am

    i love eggplant! i don’t cook it a ton but it is always satisfying when i do. but i know what you mean…sometimes it’s a little boring. i usually pair it with feta, red pepper and some kind of starch. this will be one to try.

    p.s. we made your spring rolls last night. houli asked what kind of meat we were putting in them. :) (i stuck to my guns and we made them sans protein)

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  2. mary beth
    Dec 29, 2009 @ 9:23 am

    i love eggplant! i don’t cook it a ton but it is always satisfying when i do. but i know what you mean…sometimes it’s a little boring. i usually pair it with feta, red pepper and some kind of starch. this will be one to try.

    p.s. we made your spring rolls last night. houli asked what kind of meat we were putting in them. :) (i stuck to my guns and we made them sans protein)

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  3. MySensei
    Dec 29, 2009 @ 10:32 am

    I am drooling! This sandwich looks heavenly :) Proscuitto..eggplant..gouda…ciabatta! YUM!!!

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  4. MySensei
    Dec 29, 2009 @ 10:32 am

    I am drooling! This sandwich looks heavenly :) Proscuitto..eggplant..gouda…ciabatta! YUM!!!

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  5. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Dec 29, 2009 @ 11:11 am

    I’m at a loss with eggplant as well! I usually grill it in the summer.

    Your sandwich looks AWESOME! Very good use of eggplant :)

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  6. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Dec 29, 2009 @ 11:11 am

    I’m at a loss with eggplant as well! I usually grill it in the summer.

    Your sandwich looks AWESOME! Very good use of eggplant :)

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  7. Tracey
    Dec 29, 2009 @ 2:38 pm

    You always make the most amazing things. Do you cook something different every single day?

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    • anutritionisteats
      Dec 29, 2009 @ 6:07 pm

      I spend a LOT of time in the kitchen! But I love it and it is relaxing (most of the time) for me!

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  8. Tracey
    Dec 29, 2009 @ 2:38 pm

    You always make the most amazing things. Do you cook something different every single day?

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    • anutritionisteats
      Dec 29, 2009 @ 6:07 pm

      I spend a LOT of time in the kitchen! But I love it and it is relaxing (most of the time) for me!

      Reply

  9. Molly
    Dec 29, 2009 @ 5:55 pm

    yummm! I had eggplant last night, and I think I love it more and more I get it :)

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  10. Molly
    Dec 29, 2009 @ 5:55 pm

    yummm! I had eggplant last night, and I think I love it more and more I get it :)

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  11. savoringsarah
    Dec 30, 2009 @ 11:49 am

    Eggplant is a funny lil guy! I usually grill it year round- outside in good weather, on my griddler in poor. It also fares well being breaded & baked! That sammie looks T.D.F!!

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  12. savoringsarah
    Dec 30, 2009 @ 11:49 am

    Eggplant is a funny lil guy! I usually grill it year round- outside in good weather, on my griddler in poor. It also fares well being breaded & baked! That sammie looks T.D.F!!

    Reply

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