Eggplant Pizza Bites [Recipe]
Turning veggies into vehicles for delivering cheesey deliciousness to your taste buds, is also a fantastic way of getting in more micronutrients into your day. These low-carb bites are super easy to make and guaranteed to go down well at any social gathering or family dinner.
Life is all about balance. We talk about approaching our diet with an 80/20 balance and incorporating snacks like these eggplant pizza bites into your day is exactly the kind of thing we like to enjoy when we have a hankering for pizza! Of course we make sure we enjoy real deal pizza now and again too! ?
Eggplant Pizza Bites
- 1 large eggplant
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 cup fat-free marinara (or pizza sauce)
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line your baking tray with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
- Chop the eggplant into 1/4 inch thick slices. Sprinkle with the corse salt and allow to sit on paper towels for 10-15 minutes. Remove the salt and pat dry.
- In a small bowl, combine the crushed garlic and Italian seasoning. Lightly brush each side with a small amount of olive oil and press into the mixture of garlic and seasoning so each side is lightly covered. Arrange your eggplant on the baking sheet.
- Bake the eggplant for 15 minutes, remove from the oven and flip the eggplant over on to the other side. Add a tablespoon of marinara and a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese to each slice. Return to the oven and bake for another 10-15 minutes, or until cheese is fully melted and golden.