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No-Bread Italian Sandwiches

Low in carbohydrates and calories, this Italian sandwich is a memorable one, both in beauty and taste.
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Budget-Friendly, dairy-free, Low-Carb, Quick and Easy
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 232kcal
Author: Chef Nichole


  • 1 eggplant large
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 slices deli ham nitrate-free and low-sodium
  • 4 slices salami nitrate-free and low-sodium
  • 12 slices pepperoni small, nitrate-free and low-sodium
  • 4 romaine lettuce leaves large
  • 1 tomato large, sliced into thin rounds
  • 1/2 cup banana pepper rings sliced
  • 1/4 cup Italian dressing


  • Carefully slice the eggplant lengthwise into long slices, each about 1/4 inch thick. These will be the "bread" for the sandwich. You will need 8 slices total. Sprinkle salt onto each slice and let sit for about 5 minutes.
  • Brush each side of the eggplant slices with olive oil. Heat a skillet on high heat. Once the skillet is very hot place the eggplant into the pan searing each side, about 2 minutes or until browned. The eggplant should still be firm. Once both sides are seared, let cool.
  • Place four slices of the eggplant on a flat surface. Lay once slice of ham on top of each followed by once slice of salami and 3 pepperoni on each. Top with lettuce, tomato, and banana peppers. Drizzle the Italian dressing over each. Place a second eggplant slice on top. Serve.


Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 689mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 9g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6