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Balsamic grilled eggplant sandwiches with roasted red peppers, basil and mozzarella on a wooden cutting board.

Easy Balsamic Grilled Eggplant Sandwiches

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  • Author: Emily Toshiko
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Sandwiches
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This balsamic grilled eggplant sandwich is flavorful and so easy to make! It is layered with eggplant, roasted red peppers, fresh mozzarella cheese and basil all on top of fresh fluffy ciabatta bread.


Units Scale
  • 1 eggplant, sliced into rounds
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil (for grilling)
  • 2-3 roasted red peppers (about 1 jar)
  • 1 (8 oz) fresh mozzarella ball, sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 loaf ciabatta bread, sliced into 4 pieces
  • Balsamic glaze (optional)


  1. Combine the eggplant slices, balsamic vinegar and reduced sodium soy sauce into a large ziplock bag or shallow baking dish. Let the eggplant marinate for at least 15 minutes, tossing occasionally.
  2. Slice the ciabatta bread into 4 equal sized pieces. 
  3. Heat a grill or grill pan to medium heat. Brush the grill or grill pan with olive oil. Grill the eggplant slices for 3-4 minutes per side.
  4. Layer the grilled eggplant, roasted red pepper, fresh mozzarella slices and a few leaves of fresh basil onto the sliced bread. Drizzle balsamic glaze on top if desired. Enjoy!


  • You can buy balsamic glaze in a grocery store or you can make you own!
  • Try grilling other vegetables such as zucchini or portobello mushrooms!