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Eggplant Pizza

Eggplant Pizza

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 10

Cook Time : 30

Total Time : 40

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • 1 large eggplant cut in roundels or long

  • 1 tbsp pink salt

  • 2 tbsp olive oil, for brushing eggplant before roasting

  • 1 tbsp dried Italian seasoning, for sprinkling on eggplant before roasting

  • Few basil leaves (optional)

  • 1/2 cup finely grated mozzarella

  • Red chilli flakes

  • 2 tbsp chopped yellow pepper

  • 2 tbsp red pepper chopped fine

  • ¼ cup broccoli chopped fine

  • ½ cup boiled and shredded chicken breast

  • Sauce Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil

  • 3 large garlic cloves, very finely chopped

  • 1 small onion chopped fine

  • 1 cup peeled and diced fresh tomatoes or 4 tbsp tomato puree

  • 1/2 tsp dried Italian seasoning

Directions

  • 01

    Cut off both ends of the eggplant; then cut it into 3/4 inch thick slices. If your eggplant is round then cut into round slices but mine was long so I cut long slices.  Spread the slices and sprinkle some pink salt generously. This is to remove excess moisture and prevent the puckering of the slices.  Let the eggplant sit with the salt on it for about 30 minutes to draw out the liquid.  Blot eggplant dry with paper towels or a clean napkin. This will also wipe off the excess salt.

  • 02

    Meanwhile, turn on the oven to 250degrees. While the eggplant slices are sitting, make the Pizza sauce. In a pan add the olive oil, chopped onion and sauté. Now add the crushed garlic cloves and sprinkle some mixed herbs. Add the chopped tomatoes or tomato puree and sauté till nicely blended. I sprinkled some red chilli flakes on the sauce as we like a little spice in our food. Sprinkle a wee bit of salt on the sauce.

  • 03

    Let the sauce simmer, adding a tablespoon or two of water if it seems dry. The daughter does not like tomato bits so I put the sauce through a blender and made a nice flavorful paste. While it was cooking she came sniffing to the kitchen saying she smelt something really nice!

  • 04

    Brush the eggplant on both sides with olive oil and sprinkle with dried herbs. Roast at 350F for about 15 minutes. See that the slices are not roasted until they become mushy and lose their shape as they are going to be your pizza base.

  • 05

    While the eggplant roasts chop your peppers, broccoli, shred the chicken and grate your mozzarella. Remove the eggplant slices from the oven and spread the sauce mixture over the eggplant pieces. Top each with some chopped peppers, broccoli and chicken. I left the chicken out on one slice that was mine. Then top each one with a generous amount of grated mozzarella cheese. My slice had less cheese too! I put some fresh basil leaves on top for that extra bit of flavour.

  • 06

    Serve Keto Eggplant Pizza hot, with red pepper flakes to sprinkle on pizza if desired. Believe me, it was yummy and I should have made two slices for myself. The daughter was one happy chica with a full tummy.

  • 07

    If you are looking for a healthy keto dinner option then take some slices of eggplant, top with your favourite pizza toppings and dinner is done.

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