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A side view of a tasty and juicy eggplant Caprese salad layered with grilled eggplant, juicy vine ripe tomatoes, basil, fresh mozzarella and a balsamic glaze topping it and dripping down the side of the vegetable stack
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Grilled Eggplant Caprese Salad

A tasty twist on a Caprese Salad with the addition of grilled eggplant added to the salad. An easy salad to prepare as an appetizer or side dish. Great addition to a BBQ or pot-luck.
Course Appetizer, grilling, Side Dish, Vegetarian
Cuisine Italian
Keyword summer grilling
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
rest time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 220kcal
Author Eileen xo

Ingredients

  • 1 pound eggplant, sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 4 large vine ripe tomatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 20 basil leaves
  • 8 ounce fresh mozzarella, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 teaspoon salt, for the eggplant to sweat
  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Toppings for Eggplant Caprese

Instructions

  • Slice the eggplant 1/2 inch thick, salt the eggplant on both sides and place in a colander to sweat the eggplant and remove any bitterness. Keep in the colander for 20 minutes.  
  • Slice the tomatoes 1/2 inch thick and the mozzarella cheese 1/4 inch thick, set aside. 
  • Clean grill grates and either brush olive oil on grates or use non-stick spray on the grates. Preheat grill to 400 degrees. Wash the salt off the eggplant and pat dry.
  • Brush the eggplant slices with olive oil and sprinkle with black pepper, salt, and garlic powder.
  • Reduce heat to medium, 350 degrees, place the eggplants on the grill. Cook about 4-5 minutes per side. Remove eggplant from the grill.
  • Stack the eggplant as follows, eggplant, fresh basil. mozzarella. If you prefer melted mozzarella, place the eggplant stacks on a baking sheet and place the baking sheet on the grill. Close cover and let cheese melt. 
  • I love to top my Eggplant Caprese Salad with either Skinny Basil Pesto ora Balsamic Syrup and some fresh basil. 

Notes

  • The nutritional value does not include the optional toppings. Calculate the toppings you have chosen. 
  • Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.

Nutrition

Serving: 6servings | Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 433mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 495IU | Vitamin C: 4.4mg | Calcium: 202mg | Iron: 0.5mg