Mediterranean-style Vegetarian Sandwich

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Of all the diets that come and go, the Mediterranean diet is one that consistently makes it to the list of proven healthy food, thanks to its low carb elements, including fruits, vegetables and Olive oil.

This panini-style sandwich has the elements of the Mediterranean diet: low-fat lavash flatbread, fresh vegies, Olive oil and some low-fat cheese.  No frying needed, just grill away and you’ll have a healthy snack or meal in just minutes!

INGREDIENTS Capture

4 pcs. Lavash flatbread

2 Chinese eggplants, each sliced lengthwise into 4 pieces

2 medium zucchinis, each sliced lenthwide into 4 pieces

1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced into thin strips

1 medium tomato, thinly sliced to make 4 pieces

1 cup thinly sliced mozzarella cheese

1/2 cup low-fat mayonnaise

2 tbsps Olive oil

2 cups fresh arugula

DIRECTIONS

Brush eggplant, zucchini and bell pepper with Olive oil on both sides. Using the oven grill or a panini maker, grill the vegetables (except the tomatoes) until grill marks appear on either side. Set aside.  Lay a Lavash flatbread on a clean surface. Brush with a think layer of mayonnaise then  top with 2 pcs each of eggplant, zucchini and bell pepper slices. Add a tomato slice. Sprinkle with 1/4 of the mozzarella slices. Fold the flatbread twice over to make a flat log.  Repeat with the rest of the bread.  Again, using the grill or panini maker, grill the stuffed flatbread until grill marks appear.  Remove from heat, slice each sanwich in half and place on a serving plate over a bed off fresh arugula.  Sprinkle some Olive oil on the arugula.

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