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Eggplant Sandwiches with Avocado & Tomato

A great low carb alternative to avocado toast, and full of fresh veggies! Creamy avocado and fresh, juicy tomato are nestled between crispy, oven baked slices of eggplant smothered in a vegan pesto.
Servings 4
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins


  • 1 large eggplant peeled and thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 2 avocados thinly sliced
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs dairy-free, gluten-free if needed
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/2 all purpose flour
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the pesto:

  • 1 cup basil chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 tbsp olive oil good quality
  • 1/2 tsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts optional
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Preheat your oven to 425°F and spray a large cookie sheet with nonstick spray. 
  • Place the flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs on three separate dishes good for dredging your eggplant. Dip the eggplant first in the flour, then in the egg, then in the breadcrumbs, covering all sides. Place on a cookie sheet in a single layer.
  • When all of the eggplant slices are coated, pop them in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes or until golden, flipping halfway through.
  • While your eggplant is cooking, put all of the ingredients for your pesto (except the salt and pepper) into a food processor and blend well. Give it a taste before seasoning with salt and pepper, because the nutritional yeast can be on the salty side. It should end up looking something like this:
    Dairy Free Basil Pesto on Eggplant
  • When your eggplant is done cooking, lay one piece on a plate. Smother a bit of pesto on top of the eggplant, then layer with sliced tomatoes, then avocados.
    Eggplant Topped with Pesto, Tomato, and Avocado
  • Top with a grind or two of freshly ground pepper, then top with another slice of eggplant. Serve it with a nice side of mixed field greens or a salad.
    low carb avocado toast with eggplant
Calories: 442kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian


Calories: 442kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 193mg | Potassium: 1013mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1121IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 3mg

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