Grilled Eggplant Pizza

June 12, 2014

Author Notes: This is a recipe that my husband & I came up with last summer when we had a "bumper" crop of eggplant. It has become a family favorite! For those wanting recipes that are low carb, low fat, gluten free and great tasting! Leslie

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 large eggplant
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 pieces of turkey bacon (can use pork if desired)
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 4 tablespoons chopped shiitake mushrooms
  • 4 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • 4 tablespoons chopped black olives
  • 1/2 cup Asiago shredded cheese
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons pizza sauce
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dried or fresh oregano
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. You can peel or not peel your eggplant - your preference. Slice into 1/2 inch thick slices. Lay on a paper towel and sprinkle salt on to remove any bitterness. Let sit for 15 minutes. Pre-heat your grill - indoor or outdoor
  2. Chop turkey bacon into small pieces and brown. Add your 2 cloves of garlic (chopped), drain and set aside. Chop green onion, mushrooms, and black olives. Set aside.
  3. Mix olive oil and balsamic vinegar in a small bowl. Brush onto one side of the eggplant. Place the eggplant slices on the grill (I use a vegetable grill platter on my gas grill) - side down of what has the oil mixture on it. Then brush the other side with the oil/vinegar mixture. Let brown for about 5 minutes on low. Then flip.
  4. Spoon a small amount of pizza sauce on each eggplant slice. Now add your pizza topping ingredients. As these are individual pizzas you can mix & match the ingredients to your family/guests' preferences. Sprinkle small amount of oregano on each pizza and then sprinkle on 1 TB Asiago cheese. Close the grill for 5 minutes to let bottom brown and cheese to melt.
  5. **you can add other favorite pizza ingredients to your liking**

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