Eggplant Pizza


In my earlier post, I have shared with you my recipe of eggplant feta pizza. This time I am sharing another eggplant pizza recipe, but with a difference. This time the eggplants are not the topping, but the base of the pizza (or shall I say mini-pizzas). These gluten free pizzas are absolutely delicious and perfect for a light meal. As I do with most of my pizzas, I have given an Indian twist to this pizza as well.

To make these mini pizza, I brushed the eggplant slices with some oil and pre-baked them. I then slathered it with my quick & delicious Indian style pizza sauce. I kept the toppings really simple – fresh cherry tomatoes, baby spinach, and of course mozzarella cheese (a pizza is not a pizza without cheese right!). I then baked it again till the cheese melted and turned slightly golden, exactly how we love it!

Try this recipe and I am sure you will enjoy it as much as we do.

 

eggplant-pizza-red

 

Ingredients:

For Pizza Base:

Eggplant – 2 large, sliced in ½ inch thick slices
Salt to taste
Olive oil – 2-3 tbsp

For Pizza sauce:

Butter – 2 tbsp
Garlic powder – 1 tsp
Tandoori spice powder – 1 tbsp
Tomato Puree / Passata – ¼ cup
Salt to taste

For topping:

Cherry tomatoes – cut into quarters
Baby spinach
Mozzarella cheese

 

Method:

To make the sauce:

  1. Heat butter in a small fry pan. Add garlic powder and tandoori spice mix. Saute briefly (30 seconds)
  2. Add passata/tomato puree, salt, and bring to boil. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Set aside

 

To make the pizza:

  1. Rub the eggplant slices with salt and let it sit for 15-20 minutes
  2. Pat the slices using a kitchen towel to remove all the moisture. Arrange on a lined try
  3. Apply oil on both sides
  4. Preheat oven at 200 deg C. Bake the eggplant slices for 20-25 minutes until they are tender
  5. Remove from oven and spread approximately 1 tbsp of the prepared pizza sauce on each slice
  6. Top with cherry tomatoes, baby spinach and cheese
  7. Put the slices back in the oven and bake for another 5 minutes, until the cheese melts
  8. Serve hot

 

Heat butter and add gralic powder, tandoori spice mix

Heat butter and add garlic powder, tandoori spice mix

 

Add tomato puree and simmer

Add tomato puree and simmer

 

Add topping and cheese

Add topping and cheese on baked eggplant slices

 

Bake until cheese melts

Bake until cheese melts

 

 

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