Love pizza but hate the bloated belly bomb that comes from all that gluten and bread? Let fresh produce stand in for the traditional carb loaded crust...
Check out these Eggplant Pizza Recipe!
Canola oil spray
1 large eggplant, sliced into 1-inch rounds
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup low-sodium tomato sauce
1 cup low-fat mozzarella shreds
10 grape tomatoes, sliced
1 tablespoon diced red onion
Fresh basil, to garnish
Red pepper flakes, to garnish
Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
Lightly spray two baking sheets with canola oil spray, lay out the sliced eggplant, and sprinkle with the sea salt. Bake for 20 minutes.
Remove the eggplant trays from the oven, and construct your minipizzas. Spread out a heaping tablespoon of tomato sauce, follow with a sprinkle of mozzarella, then a few grape tomato slices, and a sprinkle of red onion on every eggplant round.
Set the oven to broil, and place the trays back in for 1-2 minutes until the cheese is crisp and bubbling. Watch the oven closely to make sure they don't burn.
Remove the trays from the oven, top with basil, red pepper flakes, or the garnishes of your choice, and enjoy warm.