Monday, November 23, 2009

Grilled Eggplant, Haloumi and Arugula Sandwich

Sandwich perfection. Cloud Nine eggplant, Matt's Wild Cherry tomatoes, arugula and Marketmore cucumbers from the garden. Grilled haloumi cheese and tahini yogurt sauce on grilled sourdough bread.  Try to stop at just one.

Grilled Eggplant, Haloumi and Arugula Sandwich with Yogurt Tahini Sauce
serves 2 (barely)


1/2      pound     Cloud Nine or Asian eggplant, sliced thinly
4         oz           Haloumi cheese, sliced
1                        cucumber, cut into strips
12                      cherry tomatoes (more or less)
1/2      cup         arugula (more or less -- ours is VERY strong)
1         cup         thick Greek yogurt
3         Tbs         tahini
1/2                    garlic clove, minced

  1. Prepare sauce:  combine yogurt, tahini and minced garlic.  Mix well.
  2. Saute eggplant in olive oil over medium heat until golden brown.  Flip and repeat.  Remove to paper towels to dry.
  3. In same pan, add 1 Tb butter and melt.  Add more olive oil if needed. Grill slices of sourdough until golden and crusty.  Flip and repeat.  Remove and set aside.
  4. In same pan (add more butter and olive oil if needed), saute haloumi until melted and brown.  Flip and repeat.
  5. Assemble sandwiches:  generously spread yogurt tahini sauce on both sides of bread.  Add eggplant, then haloumi, then tomatoes, cucumbers and arugula.


  1. What a pretty sandwich. It looks delicious!

  2. Yum and so healthy! It's not lunchtime yet but I'm already hungry!

  3. As a fellow non-turkey-eater, I say amen to that - haloumi is one of the most delicious cheeses ever. What a fantastic sandwich!

  4. Yum! This looks unbelievably amazing!

  5. I love fave food. Always have them for lunch and never once complaining. This looks fabulous. Definitely something I am gonna make for myself the week after the bird is all gone :)

  6. What a delicious sandwich, I love the haloumi cheese here!

  7. Another fabulous recipe for breakfast! yum...

  8. Great combination of veggie sandwich fixings! Health and flavor nestled in sourdough bread. Who could complain about that?

  9. Fabulous combination. Now, that's something different for my sandwich.

  10. This is one very good looking sandwich! And Im sure it tastes even better!

  11. Now this is what I call a sandwich! I'll never look at a cheddar cheese and cucumber sandwich in the same way again!

  12. Looks delicious.Is tahini Sesame?

  13. This looks awesome. Please send me one.

  14. Oh my... This looks utterly delicious! You're making me hungry for lunch and it's only 9am! Beautiful recipe... Thank you for posting it!

  15. Oh, that looks so incredibly yummy! You are making me really hungry! Gorgeous photos


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