In the mood for something comforting, but not in the mood for a filling pizza or pasta? I was in the same frame of mind today when I spotted the beautiful eggplants in the market. My daughter was quick to point out that a little sauce and cheese would make a great “pizza” without all the fuss. Love that kid! A quick grill of the eggplant and dinner is served!
Gluten-free Eggplant Pizza
2 med. eggplants, peeled and sliced 1/2 inch thick round slices
1/2 cup marinara sauce (I use Trader Joe’s organic)
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella (or whatever cheese you like)
4-5 large fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 tsp dried parsley
1. Grill sliced eggplant with a bit of olive oil and salt until softening and grill marks show, but be careful not to let it get too soft. It’s going in the oven for a few minutes, so don’t overcook.
2. Place the eggplant slices on a cookie sheet. Top with a 1-2 teaspoons of marinara sauce and a bit of shredded cheese.
3. Sprinkle salt/pepper, basil, parsley and garlic powder.
4. Place pan under low broil until cheese is melted. Watch closely, you only need a few minutes.
Voila! These are tasty and so yummy. I don’t miss the crust at all. If you want to do the entire meal on the grill, just layer the slices on a sheet pan, put it back on the grill and close the door for a few moments to melt the cheese. That quick and no need to fire up the grill in the summer.