Grilled Pistachio Mediterranean Sandwiches

Creamy sun-dried tomato spread gives a burst of flavor to the vegetables in these easy sandwiches.

Ingredients

1 large eggplant (1 pound), cut lengthwise into 1/4" slices

1 pound yellow squash, cut lengthwise into 1/4" slices

1 red onion, sliced crosswise

2 sweet red peppers

2 tablespoons chopped sun-dried tomatoes

2 ounces nonfat cream cheese, at room temperature

2 ounces goat cheese

2 tablespoons nonfat sour cream

2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme

1 tablespoon chopped pistachios

1 loaf crusty multigrain French bread, halved lengthwise through the side

Directions

  1. Coat a grill rack with no-stick spray. Preheat a grill. Position the rack 4" from the heat and let it get hot. Add the eggplant, squash, onions and peppers in a single layer.
  2. Cook the eggplant, squash and onions for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until lightly browned and softened; remove from the grill and set aside. Continue cooking the peppers until charred all over. Transfer the peppers to a paper bag and let stand for 5 minutes. Remove the tops, charred skin, ribs and seeds from the peppers; discard. Slice the peppers into thin strips.
  3. Place the tomatoes in a small bowl and cover with boiling water. Let soak for 10 minutes, or until softened. Drain.
  4. In another small bowl, stir together the cream cheese, goat cheese, sour cream, thyme, pistachios and tomatoes until well-mixed.
  5. Remove the soft insides from the crust of each half of the bread. Discard or reserve for another use. Spread the tomato mixture over both halves of the bread. Layer the grilled vegetables on the bottom half, and then cover with the top half of the bread. Cut into a total of 4 sandwiches.
Grilled Pistachio Mediterranean Sandwiches

Nutritional Information

Based on 4 servings.

Per serving:

Calories

350

Fat     

9g

Saturated Fat  

5g

Cholesterol

15mg

Sodium

684mg

Carbohydrates

53g

Dietary Fiber

9g

Protein

16g