Feeling healthy? You bet! Instead of the usual meat / cold-cut filled sandwiches, I decided to try going with veggies. They were surprisingly yummy! I guess it’s all a matter of putting the right ingredients together. See? Healthy doesn’t have to mean bland!
â€¢ Tomato & Cheese panini. I’ve always enjoyed eating tomato and cheese open-faced sandwiches so this one’s not a surprise. Only difference is, this time, it’s in panini-form so it’
â€¢ Eggplant & Jalapeno hummus. Cafe Mediterranean serves a yummy vegetarian panini slathered with hummus. I figured, why not try making my own?
Eggplant and Hummus Panini v. 30 August 2007
â€¢ 2 slices bread
â€¢ half an eggplant
â€¢ olive oil
â€¢ sea salt / rock salt
â€¢ prepared hummus (homemade or store-bought, your call)
1. Wash, then cut the eggplant into half-a-centimeter thick lengthwise slices.
2. Lay the slices in a single layer on foil or a cookie sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Bake in an oven or an oven toaster for 3-5 minutes. Test for doneness, it all depends on how thick you cut your eggplant.
3. Smear hummus generously on both slices of bread.
4. Layer eggplant on hummus-spread side of bread, then top with the other slice, hummus-side facing eggplant.
5. Slip into your panini grill and toast following your grill’s instructions.
Note: Zucchini would also be an excellent addition!
â€¢ Pork & Beans, microwaved until the grated cheese I added on top melted. Mmmm!
â€¢ Green tea-filled marshmallows.