Barbecued eggplant Parmesan

Grilling the ingredients for this vegetarian entree – which also works as a side dish – gives it a whole new layer of flavour.

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Preparation time:
10 minutes
Grilling Time:
10 minutes
Makes:
2 Servings

Ingredients

  • large eggplant
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) vegetable or olive oil
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ripe but firm tomatoes
  • 1 cup (250 mL) coarsely grated Asiago or Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) shredded basil

Instructions

  • Oil grill and heat barbecue to medium. Thickly slice unpeeled eggplant lengthwise. Brush both sides with oil, then sprinkle with seasonings, salt and pepper. Place on grill. Cover and barbecue until grill marks form on one side, about 5 min.
  • Meanwhile, cut tomatoes into thick slices and brush with oil. Place on grill with eggplant after it has cooked 5 min. Then turn eggplant and continue barbecuing both until tomatoes are warm and eggplant is tender, 5 to 8 more min. Turn occasionally, keeping an eye on tomatoes, as they cook quickly. Remove each to a baking sheet as soon as it’s done. Meanwhile, prepare remaining ingredients.
  • To layer, place a piece of eggplant on each dinner plate. Top with a couple of tomato slices. Sprinkle with a quarter of the cheese and basil. Repeat layering, finishing with basil.

Nutrition (per Serving)

protein
30 g
fat
39 g
carbohydrates
35 g
fibre
10 g
calcium
813 mg
calories
582 

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