Monday, June 25, 2012

eggplant pizza on naan.

i bought an eggplant recently and had absolutely no idea what to do with it! to be honest, eggplant kind of scares me-- it just seems so dry when you cut it open, and i know you have to salt before using it which always seemed a bit too complex for a vegetable i wasn't completely convinced i was a fan of. turns out, eggplant is delicious. i'm sure all of you already knew this, but some realizations you have to come to on your own. 

we roasted our eggplant, put it on naan and called it pizza. if you don't already buy the naan from costco, you really should. i have no idea how to make naan, but maybe i'll do some research and try that next. for now, seriously the stuff at costco is gooooood.

eggplant pizza
makes 2 pizzas

2 pieces of naan
2 tbs. olive oil
1 small eggplant, diced
salt & pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
2/3 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
6 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced

1. lay the eggplant out on a cookie sheet covered with tin foil and generously salt. let sit for 30 minutes.
2. preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 
3. drizzle one tbs. olive oil over the eggplant and roast until golden brown, about 20 minutes.
4. brush the remaining olive oil evenly on the two pieces of naan. layer the garlic, eggplant, tomatoes, then mozzarella on top of the pizzas. lightly salt & pepper them.
5. bake at 400 degrees until the cheese has melted and the edges of the naan are a light golden brown.

enjoy! and if you have other ideas of what to do with an eggplant, let me know!

1 comment:

Lisa Fly Rondo said...

cool ill have to try this sometime! i never have had eggplant and have always wanted to try. this may be a good groundbreaker!