Grilled Eggplant and Roasted Red Pepper Sandwich with Halloumi

Grilled Eggplant and Red Pepper Sandwich with Halloumi

Up next for my homemade roasted red peppers was to use them in a sandwich along with some grilled eggplant and halloumi. Halloumi is a Greek Cypriot cheese that fries well, retaining its shape rather than melting and gets 'squeaky' once fried. Simple fried halloumi with a splash of lemon juice is amazing all by itself but it also makes a great addition to a sandwich such as this one! I am still a little conflicted as to whether I should be diving into fall dishes or relishing the final days of summer and summer won out with this sandwich and I finished it off with field ripened beefsteak tomatoes and some fresh homemade basil pesto !

Grilled Eggplant and Red Pepper Sandwich with Halloumi

Grilled Eggplant and Red Pepper Sandwich with Halloumi

Grilled Eggplant and Roasted Red Pepper Sandwich with Halloumi

Grilled Eggplant and Roasted Red Pepper Sandwich with Halloumi

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Servings: 4

These tasty grilled eggplant, roasted red pepper and halloumi sandwiches are a great way to enjoy late summers produce!

  • oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 medium eggplant, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 8 slices bread
  • 8 ounces halloumi, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 2 roasted red peppers, cut into 4 slices
  • 2 cups salad greens
  • 2 large beefsteak tomatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 4 tablespoons basil pesto
  • 1/2 lemon, juice
  1. Lightly brush the eggplant and bread with oil and season the eggplant with salt and pepper.
  2. Grill the eggplant over medium high heat until tender, about 2-4 minutes per side.
  3. Lightly grill the bread and haloumi on both sides and then hit the halloumi with the lemon juice.
  4. Assemble the sandwiches and enjoy!


Anonymous said...

Your recipes are very inspiring

Jessica @ Portuguese Girl Cooks said...

This sandwich looks awesome!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

Love the sound of this! It looks so tasty :)

Anonymous said...

great recipe!
haloumi's a CYPRIOT cheese, tho. even here in Greece, it's always imported from Cyprus.
carole s.

Minnie(@thelady8home) said...

OMG That looks heavenly. Have to give this a try.

Anonymous said...

At the risk of sounding pedantic, Halloumi is not a Greek cheese but a Cypriot cheese. I grew up on halloumi and we even used to make our own.

A very quick snack is to fill a pita pocket with a halloumi, a few slices of tomato, some oregano (and if you can find it, some 'lountza', a Cypriot wine infused smoked meat) and then grill it. Delicious.

Good recipe.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

That is sorta, kinda my perfect sandwich. All my favs in one place!

Starting Tartlet said...

Your posts have been making me drool lately.

Kaitlin @TheGardenGrazer said...

Now THAT'S a sandwich! Well done :)

Carmen Lourdes said...

Kevin, this was a great hit with my family tonight, they loved it. I served it with a bowl of chile (red beans and ground beef).
I sent your blog to my son that lives in Chicago and like you, loves to you. Thank you for posting your great recipes.

Adriana @ FoodCocktail said...

I'm so sad that where I live I can't find halloumi, although Greece is so close...
Your recipe looks great!

We Are Not Martha said...

Halloumi is one of my new faves! I had it a couple weeks ago at a family gathering and we were all dying laughing because every person who tried it said, "ooh squeaky!" This sandwich looks fabulous :)


Jackie @ The Beeroness said...

This looks amazing! and you just reminded me to make pesto before all of my basil is gone for the season.

Daphne Bryson said...

Hello Kevin, what a fabulous Greek inspired sandwich. Everything I love, Halloumi, aubergine, tomatoes and pesto (ok that's not Greek). This sandwich I will try and know it will become a favourite in our house.
Best Wishes Daphne

Tanya said...

This looks amazing!

Kevin said...

Anonymous: Cypriot not Greek, corrected, thanks. That lountza sounds good! I will have to see if I can track some down!

Ptc said...

Awesome recipes I wish to try each one !

Yasmeen said...

I'm a big fan of all your sandwiches, but this has to be my favorite thus far. Growing up, my dad used to make me grilled eggplant, roasted pepper and halloumi sandwiches (without pesto, though that sounds delicious). My auntie in Jerusalem makes her own halloumi, so it was an extra treat to have some of that thrown in :)

I've also been peeking through your pumpkin recipes. We're moving into Spring here in Melbourne but it occasionally I do miss this pumpkin-crazy time of year back in the US. I've bookmarked the pumpkin and black bean burritos for dinner this week!

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