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Grilled Eggplant Pizzas

Grilled Eggplant Pizzas

Grilled Eggplant Pizzas

Serves: 5 or 6 as a main

Preparation: 5 minutes (allowing 30 minutes for water to draw out)

Cooking: 35 minutes



5 eggplants, sliced in half lengthwise
1 handful of fresh basil, chopped
3 fresh thyme sprigs, stems discarded and leaves chopped
I fresh chilli, finely chopped (optional)
Pizza sauce (store bought or homemade)
1 handful of mozzarella cheese (or cheese of your choice)
Olive oil
Salt and black pepper



Heat oven to 200°C on grill

Slice eggplants lengthwise, sprinkle with salt and let sit for about 30 minutes (or until moisture draws out). Wipe with a paper towel to remove both the moisture and salt

Mix pizza sauce with basil, chilli and thyme leaves

Spray both sides of the eggplants with olive oil. Put cut-side down in a baking dish and grill for about 15 minutes or until soft on the grilled side, turn over and repeat until softened and cut side is golden

Take out of the oven and spread with pizza sauce mixture, top with cheese and cracked pepper, return to grill for about 5 minutes or until cheese is just golden

Serve with a crisp green salad