Grilled Eggplant Niçoise

Eggplant Nicoise. Power Foods for the Brain. Photo Credit Foster WileyThis simple Mediterranean sandwich makes an elegant lunch or a late-afternoon dinner. Serves 4

1/4 cup sliced pitted Niçoise olives or green olives

4 cloves garlic
1 large eggplant, sliced into thick slabs Juice of 4 lemons (about ½ cup)
1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1 tablespoon dried lavender
1/2 teaspoon saffron
4 large slices French bread or sourdough bread, toasted
1 small fennel bulb, sliced
2 tomatoes, sliced [Read more…]