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Eggplant Sandwiches with Red Pepper-Yogurt Sauce

30 minutes or fewer      This Mediterranean-flavored sandwich comes with a bonus: The red pepper-yogurt sauce can also be used as a topping for steamed or grilled veggies.   …

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30 minutes or fewer     


This Mediterranean-flavored sandwich comes with a bonus: The red pepper-yogurt sauce can also be used as a topping for steamed or grilled veggies.   

Servings
6

Ingredients

Red pepper-yogurt sauce

  • 1 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 7-oz. jar roasted red peppers, drained and chopped
  • 1/3 cup packed fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 1 large clove garlic, pressed

Sandwiches

  • 1 firm medium-sized eggplant (about 3/4 lb.), cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 2 cups arugula, washed, dried
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. red wine vinegar
  • 6 whole wheat pita pockets

Preparation

To make Red Pepper-Yogurt Sauce: Whisk yogurt, mayonnaise, peppers, basil and garlic to blend in medium bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover, and refrigerate until ready to use.

To make Sandwiches: Preheat broiler. On rack of broiler pan, arrange eggplant slices in one layer, seasoning to taste with salt and pepper. Broil eggplant about 4 inches from heat, turning once, until golden, 3 to 5 minutes on each side.

Toss together arugula, oil, vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste in bowl.

Spread pita pockets with Red Pepper-Yogurt Sauce. Fill each with eggplant and arugula, and top with more sauce, if desired.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 160
  • Carbohydrate Content 27 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 4 g
  • Fiber Content 4 g
  • Protein Content 6 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 1 g
  • Sodium Content 410 mg
  • Sugar Content 8 g