Roasted Eggplant Pesto Sandwich

Roasted Eggplant Sandwich with Avocado and Kale Pesto.

The eggplant may sit aloof, high up on the produce shelf, distanced from the more popular veggies, but this diamond in the rough plant is one of the most versatile and fun vegetables to use in the kitchen. Underneath the thick purple skin, there is a party animal.

Eggplants can be roasted, sautéed, grilled, used for veggie burger patties, pureed into soup, made into curry and so much more.  Is this veggie chockerblock full to the brim with nutrition, like the beet? Negatory. It is, however, a blank canvas beckoning your cooking creativity.

Roasted Eggplant Sandwich with Avocado and Kale Pesto

Remember that kale pesto recipe I presented to you on Food Fanatic? I made that pesto specifically for this sandwich. The roasted eggplant, melty cheese, creamy avocado all smitten on a toasty roll smeared with kale pesto is just the ticket for a delicious lunch.

Go to Food Fanatic for my Eggplant Sandwich Recipe and show the forgotten vegetable some lovin.

Roasted Eggplant Sandwich with Avocado and Kale Pesto | http://www.theroastedroot.net

Comments

  1. errrmerrgerrd. This sounds so good! So after we go hiking can we sit and eat these? :) Sounds like a fun day to me!

  2. I started to type “yum” about 80 times… until I realized it was getting ridiculous. This sounds like the perfect sandwich for me! And like something I might pay $12 for at a sandwich shop. Need!

  3. Ah, eggplant. We love it! Not only in casseroles but also sandwiches. Yours looks like a real winner! Thank you so much for sharing…and whetting my appetite for that purple vegetable. I hope you have a beautiful day!

  4. My mouth is watering! I haven’t cooked with eggplant too much, but I can just feel that that’s going to change this summer. Love this!

  5. Oh man that is one awesome looking sandwich!!

  6. What an incredibly delicious looking sandwich. I can only imagine how good this must taste. I love eggplant, and kale pesto sounds lovely!

  7. Have you ever watched Love Actually? Because any time I hear the phrase “chockerblock full” I think of that movie and the weird guy who goes to Wisconsin…if you’ve seen the movie you’ll know the one I’m talking about. If not…Um…yay sandwich!

    • I LOVE that movie! I’ve seen it a few times and I know the guy you’re talking about (the English one)! You’re making me want to watch it again. Love!

  8. That kale pesto+avocado+eggplant blend sounds amazing!

  9. I love eggplant!! Totally going to make this, thank you!

  10. god i just love pesto so much it hurts.

    • hahaha! I’m a pretty big fan, myself. I’m pretty amazed at how well the kale pesto turned out. I love keeping it thick to smear on sandwiches – it really dolls up a good lunch! :) Have a great weekend, Claire!

  11. you know I have a soft spot for eggplant :) this sandwich sounds amazing! And heck yeah, eggplant is a party animal for sure!!!

    • Yup, this sandwich had Andrea written allllll over it! Definitely thought of you while I was making it, eating it and posting it! Hope you have a fun weekend, missy!

  12. Those big chunks of avocado are killin’ me! I just want to chomp right into my computer screen!

  13. I think you forgot to add the word “Avocado” in your sandwich.. HUGE SELLING POINT! This looks delectable.. you can really see those avocado slices.. and eggplant. What a combo. Nice job!

    • Funny you mentioned the avocado thing – I kinda felt the same way after posting the sandwich ;) The textures are seriously incredible in this sandwich and the avocado is a big part of that! Glad you like the sando! :)

  14. i love my eggplant fried, sliced and fried – with the skin on… and i like to eat it with hummus on a sandwich – grilled – hot. that’s my favorite way to eat it. i shall try this next time :)

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