Eggplant Pizzas | Fingerfood Recipes Appetizers

Eggplant Pizzas | Picnic Appetizers

by Kinya - GlamLife MD September 06, 2018 This post contains affliate links

Eggplant Pizzas | Picnic Appetizers

Perfect fingerfood appetizer for fun parties. This homemade Eggplant Pizzas' Picnic Appetizers will be loved by everyone. It is kid friendly and gluten free.

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 eggplant sliced into 1/2-inch rounds
  • 2 tablespoons natural grapeseed oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon natural grapeseed oil
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Rosemary Garlic Seasoning
  • 1 cup baby spinach chopped
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes halved
  • 5 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese diced

DIRECTIONS

  •  Switch on the oven to a temperature of 350 degrees F to preheat.
  • Line a sheet pan with parchment. Lay the eggplant slices on the lined sheet pan. Brush eggplants with 2 tablespoons of Natural Grapeseed Oil. Season with salt.
  •  Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven.
  • Place a non stick skillet over medium heat. Heat remaining 1 teaspoon Natural Grapeseed Oil. Add the onions and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat
  • Add tomato sauce and Rosemary Garlic Seasoning to the fried onions. Mix to combine Spread sauce over each eggplant slice.
  • Top with spinach, tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until eggplant becomes tender.
  • Serve and Garnish with fresh cracked pepper and parsley if you like.

NUTRITION FACTS

  • 240 Calories (kcal)
  • 17 Fat (g)
  • 6 Saturated Fat (g)
  • 17 Carbohydrates (g)
  • 7 Fiber (g)
  • 8 Sugar (g)
  • 9 Protein (g)
  • 30 Cholesterol (mg)
  • 920 Sodium (mg)

Notes

Pizza is a favorite to everyone. It is however often associated with binge eating or something quick to grab when you're out in the town. Pizza is good for your health. Eat pizza in moderation! In one tasty pizza, you will get vegetables, dairy, lean meat, fruit, and grains depending on the recipe.

 Ensure to flour the base of your pizza and that it has no oil or toppings within a half inch of the crust. Otherwise, it won't slide easily to and from your pizza stone. However; you may as well purchase decent pizza dough from your grocery store.

Eggplant pizza is one good example of a vegan pizza. Eggplants are low in calories but rich in vitamins and minerals. You don’t have to peel your eggplant during preparation. The skin is edible. Adding salt to your eggplant slices helps draw out its juices which can at times be bitter. Salting also helps tighten the flesh as well as season it.

When you go to buy eggplant, pick a few to sample how they feel. If they feel heavy in your hand, it is a sign that the flesh is fresh and in excellent condition. You should choose one whose skin is taut, vivid, and shiny, as that means it's freshly harvested.

Eggplant having dull skin is an indication of poor storage, therefore poor quality. If the skin has wrinkles, it is a sign that the eggplant was harvested a long time ago and is old. This could mean that it's going to be bitter, as bitterness can come with age.

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