As well as eggplants this sandwich has roasted capsicum and portobello mushrooms. Best made with a sturdy Italian flat bread.
If you have a panini press at home, why not try toasting these sandwiches? You could substitute cheese for the mayonnaise, as well.
Something else. This was SO GOOD!!! I added fresh herbs (garlic, parsley, sage, oregano, basil and rosemary) to the bread dough. For the veggies I used a sliced Portobello mushroom, fresh green capsicum, onions and some frozen red and yellow capsicum slices. The eggplant and mushroom were oven roasted, as described in the recipe. The sliced onion and pepper were quickly stir fried in a non-stick pan, also lightly coated with olive oil. I used light mayo, to round out this healthy and delicious sandwich. (I was skeptical about whether I'd like grilled eggplant, but found it was fabulous). Give this sandwich a try, and it will make a believer of you, too! - 29 Sep 2008
Made it vegetarian. This is an amazing sandwich. I made it for a picnic, hoping to find something that my vegetarian boyfriend and I could enjoy together since I am not a vegetarian. It was perfect. I sliced the capsicums and put them in with the eggplant instead of roasting them separately. It speeded up the process. I am normally not a big fan of eggplant either, but this recipe is wonderful. - 29 Sep 2008
This sandwich was worth every minute it took to prepare it. My husband especially loved it. The only change I would make would be to add fresh spinach leaves between the vegetables and the bread so that the bread doesn't get soggy, which ours did in a couple of places. Or else blot the veggies very well with kitchen roll to soak up any excess moisture. I intend to try this with Feta cheese next time and perhaps add some roasted red onion. This is a wonderful sandwich for a picnic. We will be enjoying it often this summer! Thanks Chris! - 29 Sep 2008