Eggplant and Haloumi Sandwich

by Anna on April 4, 2011

in Homemade,Sandwich,Vegetarian

Oh! Dear… Do you know how sometimes you buy the best ingredient and put like 6 hours romancing one dish, you put your best effort to it and still in the end you get an awful result. That’s what happened to me with my pulled pork today. I tried to change things and be creative with my recipe and Oh gosh! Better if I didn’t, the result was an ill looking slab of meat that looked like, like…. Oh Boy! I don’t even know how to describe it. YUCK!

Unfortunately I had blabbed so much to my hubby about this pulled pork sandwich that I had to do something to rescue my night. Thankfully I had some homemade Harissa in my fridge and Haloumi cheese. So I grilled one eggplant and some onions. And put this sandwich together. Well…. it wasn’t pork but we were pleasant surprised how good it tasted. Crises averted. :-)

Eggplant and Haloumi Sandwich

  • 2 Focaccia rolls
  • 1 medium eggplant
  • 1 big onion sliced
  • 1 Haloumi cheese sliced
  • 1 cup of sun dried tomatoes
  • 1 cup of fresh spinach
  • ½ cup of mayonnaise
  • ½ cup of homemade Harissa
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


In a small bowl mix the Harissa, mayo and lemon juice until well combined. Heat your grill or indoor grill pan drizzle the eggplant and the onions with olive oil, season with salt and pepper to taste and grill it until soft. Grill the Haloumi cheese. Brush the bread with some olive oil and put it on the grill to toast it a bit. To assemble put 2 tbs of the Harissa mayo on one side of the bread then add the eggplant, onions, Haloumi, sun dried tomatoes and the fresh spinach.