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Recipe

Grilled Eggplant Stacks with Pesto & Mozzarella

Scott Phillips

Yield: Yields 12 "sandwiches."

Serve these with slices of grilled lamb, as a warm starter on their own, or with roasted or grilled tomatoes.

Ingredients

  • 2 small (Italian) eggplant, trimmed and cut into 3/8-inch round slices (to yield about 24 pieces), grilled (see How to grill eggplant
  • 1/2 cup prepared basil pesto
  • 3 to 4 oz. thinly sliced fresh mozzarella, drained well on paper towels
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 Tbs. freshly grated parmigiano reggiano

Nutritional Information

      Nutritional Sample Size per "sandwich"
      Calories (kcal) : 100
      Fat Calories (kcal): 60
      Fat (g): 7
      Saturated Fat (g): 2
      Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 1
      Monounsaturated Fat (g): 4
      Cholesterol (mg): 5
      Sodium (mg): 280
      Carbohydrates (g): 5
      Fiber (g): 2
      Protein (g): 4

Preparation

  • Lay the grilled eggplant slices in one layer on a parchment- or foil-lined baking sheet (put similar-size slices next to each other). Spread each slice with a little pesto (about 1/4 tsp.) and top every other slice with a piece of mozzarella. Sprinkle salt on the cheese and top with the other eggplant slice. Refrigerate if not serving right away. Heat the oven to 350ºF. Sprinkle the sandwiches with the grated parmigiano and heat until warmed through, 4 to 5 minutes.

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  • LArcher | 08/03/2012

    Loved it! I always have fresh pesto available and making this dish was a new way of using it. My husband loves eggplant and has asked for this to be a regular summer lunch, served with salad.

  • LArcher | 08/03/2012

    Loved it! I always have fresh pesto available and making this dish was a new way of using it. My husband loves eggplant and has asked for this to be a regular summer lunch, served with salad.

  • 1newskibum | 07/16/2010

    Very nice. Rave reviews. Simple!

  • Jolka | 08/19/2008

    I liked it best warm. Quite easy to prepare, too. One could play with that recipe a bit. A slice of tomato would probably be a nice addition. I should try that next time.

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