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Eggplant Pizza

 

Pizza is a meal that can be prepared according to our taste, depending on our immediate mood and available ingredients. Here is a reinvented version of the pizza where the usual principal ingredient, the dough, has been replaced. Will you dare to try this delicious pizza? Bon appétit!

4 servings
396 calories/ 31 g carbs/ 21 g fat/ 26 g proteins

Ingredients
4 italian eggplants (average size)
250 ml (1 cup) tomato sauce
5 ml (1 teaspoon) dry basil
10 ml (2 teaspoons) dry oregano
2 garlic cloves, pressed
Salt and pepper, to taste
750 ml (2 ½ cups) of light cheddar or jarlsberg cheese, grated

Side dish – Pear and walnut salad
15 ml (1 tablespoon) olive oil
10 ml (2 teaspoons) balsamic vinegar
5 ml (1 teaspoon) maple syrup
1 litre (4 cups) frilly lettuce
2 pears, cut in slices
125 ml (½ cup) walnuts, chopped
100 ml (1/3 cup, 1 tablespoon, and 1 teaspoon) of soft goat cheese, flaked

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 180 °C (350 °F).

2. In a bowl, mix the tomato sauce, garlic, basil, and oregano.

3. Cut the eggplants in 1 cm slices (keep the skin on the eggplants).

4. Put the eggplant slices on a cooking pan, using a non stick sheet. Add the tomato sauce mix. Salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with grated cheese and cook for 20-30 minutes, until the cheese is browned and the eggplants are cooked.

5. Meanwhile, prepare the salad. In a small bowl, mix the olive oil with the balsamic vinegar and maple syrup. Set aside.

6. In a salad bowl, mix the lettuce, pears, walnuts, and goat cheese. Blend in the salad dressing right before serving.

By Karine Larose

Author
Karine Larose, M.Sc.

Karine Larose is a kinesiologist, Director of Marketing and Communications and Spokesperson for Nautilus Plus who specializes in fitness motivation. She authored The Guide to Healthier Living, penned the book 10-4 The Healthy Way to Lose 10 Pounds in 4 Weeks and released her third work called Zero Diet: Delicious and Healthy Recipes for Success, all by Les Éditions du TRÉCARRÉ. Karine has launched a series of exercise DVDs entitled 30 minutes par jour pour Vivre Plus and is featured on the ULTIME FIT online platform. Many TV shows and radio stations regularly request Karine’s point of view on physical exercise issues and points of interest.


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