Saturday, March 2, 2013

Grilled Eggplant with Fresh Basil

We are really working hard at eating right and drinking plenty of water.  This is not a low-fat meal but the fat is from olive oil which is a healthier fat.  I do not eat this at night but rather for lunch so that my body has a chance to process the oil properly.

Honestly, It won't do me much good to Wrap Myself Skinny if I go off and eat junk all the time!!!

I LOVE eggplant!!!  Seriously!  I planted 8 eggplants this year so that I never have to buy them from the store or farmer's market.  This recipe is so simple that anyone can try it!

Delicious Grilled Eggplant with Fresh Basil
1 large eggplant, sliced in rounds
olive oil
ricotta cheese (reduced fat)*Or vegan alternative*
fresh basil
salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Pour desired amount of olive oil in a pan (I used a cake pan because it was handy). Place eggplant rounds in the olive oil and coat both side.  The eggplant will soak up the olive oil.

Top eggplant with salt and pepper then top with ricotta cheese and fresh basil.

Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until slightly browned.

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  1. I love egg plants and this sounds delicious.

  2. I love eggplant, this looks great!

    1. It was fantastic! Great for Meatless on Mondays!
      Thanks for stopping by and Happy Sunday!

  3. Oh this looks so good! I love simple and easy recipes! Pinning this!

    1. Pin away!! This is great recipe for leftovers after making veggie lasagna!

  4. Hi! Found you through GFC Collective... great blog! Looking forward to following along.

  5. Yum yum. I love eggplant and anything. I am visiting from Couponing and Cooking. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I am already a member, just stopped by to comment from WSM Blog Hop.

  7. I'm not the best of cooks, but I think that I can give this one a try. Thanks for the recipe! Cherry Kay

  8. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  9. I have never eaten eggplant, but this does look good. Thanks for sharing at A Humble Bumble :)

  10. This looks delish. I love eggplant and basil.

  11. This looks great! Eating healthier meals is a goal of mine too. I tried an oven baked eggplant recipe just a few weeks ago, it didn't quite turn out right, opps! It looked beautiful but tasted awful. I'll have to give your version a try! Stove top might be the better method!!

  12. I was so excited to see another vegetarian recipe on Wonderful Food Wednesday this morning. I've been vegetarian two months now but have only played with familiar foods. I am ashamed to say I have never tried eggplant, but now that I see how easy this is, I will have to. :) Will definitely be following you!

  13. Sounds easy to make and it looks good! One of these days I'm gonna have to try eggplant! Thanks for sharing this at the Rock N Share.

  14. Mary, you know I love it when you link up to the In and Out of the Kitchen link party! I always learn so much from you! This eggplant recipe will come in handy this summer when we get our veggies from our CSA.

    Thanks so much for lining up - see you next week!

    Cynthia at

  15. This looks great! I've never actually cooked eggplant but have been wanting to as I'm trying to eat healthier. Will definitely pin this and try it! (Found you through Financial Friday at The Grant Life) :)

  16. Sounds yummy Mary! Thanks for sharing your talent on The Creative HomeAcre Hop!
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  17. I love eggplant! This looks like something we would enjoy.


  18. Looks like a healthy way to eat my eggplant, thanks!


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