Friday, July 11, 2014

Eggplant–Mozzarella Melt

I found this tasty recipe for an easy “burger” grill in the summer Martha Stewart Living magazine.  I made a few little changes and additions (in parentheses).  Be sure to “Like” greenmomster on Facebook for green news and recipes!

4 slices eggplant, about 1 inch thick
1 large red onion, sliced in 1/2 inch rounds (I used sweet onion, like vidalia)
extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing (I used olive oil spray or mist)
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 pound mozzarella, cut into slices
4 brioche buns, preferably with sesame seeds, halved (I used King’s Hawaiian hamburger rolls)
4 small leaves of Bibb or Boston lettuce (I used spinach, because that’s what was in my frig, and all worked out OK!)
1 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves
(we added slices of tomato)

  1. Preheat grill.  Spray eggplant and onion with oil and season with salt and pepper.  Grill onion until it’s softened.
  2. Grill eggplant on one side.  Flip and add cheese to new side.  Grill until cheese is melted.
  3. Layer basil, eggplant with cheese, onion, tomato, and spinach on roll and enjoy!

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