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Eggplant Pizza

Eggplant-Pizza

Pizza is one such dish that people like to eat irrespective of the age group they are in. But, pizzas are not healthy in anyway as the base on which toppings are added, is made of all purpose flour or maida and that is extremely unhealthy. Here is a healthy pizza recipe that we are sure you will fall in love with, as it is cooked using the base of a vegetable, i.e., eggplant. Thick slices of eggplant are cut and then a topping made of tomato, sweet chilli syrup, mozzarella cheese, and basil is spread evenly on this eggplant slice.

Ingredients:
2 eggplant/ brinjal
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sweet chilli syrup
2 leaves basil
8 teaspoon virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1/2 cup chopped tomato

Procedure:
Step 1
Start by cutting the eggplants in thick slices and lay in on a paper towel. Season the eggplant with salt, then turn it over and sprinkle the other side with salt. Keep them aside for few minutes.

Step 2
Blot both the sides well with additional paper towel. It will make the eggplant sweat out the bitterness and would make them sweet.

Step 3
Then with the help of a brush, apply oil on both the sides of eggplant slices. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 425’F and take out a baking sheet.

Step 4
Place the oiled eggplants in the baking sheet and place it in the oven, bake for 3 minutes. When eggplants turn brown and tender, turn them over and bake for another 3 minutes.

Step 5
Once both the sides are done, take them out and spread 1 tbsp. red chilli sauce on each eggplant slice. Then chop tomatoes and layer them on eggplant slices.

Step 6
Lastly spread shredded mozzarella cheese on each slice. Also add basil leaves and season it with black pepper.

Step 7
Put the baking sheet in the oven. Bake for 5 minutes, till the cheese melts completely. Once done, serve immediately.