Eggplants and onions are caramelized in the oven then refreshed with a sprinkling of lemon juice and chives. This recipe comes to us from Cara Eisenpress and Phoebe Lapine of Big Girls, Small Kitchen.


  • 2 Medium eggplant, quartered & cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 2 Red onions, quartered & cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1/4 Cup olive oil
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Lemon, juiced
  • 2 Tablespoon chives
  • 1 Loaf sourdough or country white bread, cut into 12 slices


Step 1:

Preheat an oven to 450. Prepare a baking sheet with a layer of parchment paper or foil.

Step 2:

Toss the eggplant, onion, olive oil and salt together in a large bowl. Spread the coated veggies on the prepared baking sheet in 1 layer. Shake the pan to make sure the vegetables lie flat and have the maximum possible surface area exposed.

Step 3:

Roast in the oven for about 20 minutes, or until the veggies become soft and fragrant. With a spatula, flip the vegetables so that they brown on the opposite side. Return the baking sheet to the oven for another 10-20 minutes or until the vegetables are caramelized and browned.

Step 4:

Transfer the caramelized vegetables to a large bowl and toss with the lemon juice and chives until thoroughly coated.

Step 5:

Lay 6 slices of bread on a work surface. Slather bread with spread, if using, and close the sandwiches.

Nutritional Information

Calories 484.4 Calories from Fat 118 Total Fat 13.1 g Saturated Fat 2.1 g Cholesterol 0.0 mg Sodium 1171.7 mg Potassium 564.7 mg Magnesium 61.1 mg Total Carbohydrate 79.8 g Dietary Fiber 9.9 g Sugars 5.4 g Protein 13.2 g