Eggplant Pizza!

by Nicole on May 13, 2010

Happy Thursday! Did the weather warm up yet? I feel like it is fall here in New York. I’m very ready for the warmer weather to be back, it is May 12th after all. 

Yesterday at work we had to give a field test to my students in ELA and math. I guess they are re-doing the state tests and they give these field tests to see how the kids do on the questions. We aren’t supposed to even read or look at the tests, so I don’t have any insight on how they are going to be changed. They were only 10 questions in each area, not too bad. 

After work I went to the gym. I was going to try to get up and go to the gym in the morning yesterday, but I was just too tired when I was going to bed, so it didn’t happen.  I went to the gym after school and headed up to the spin room. I wasn’t sure if I could use the bikes, but after consulting with some friends, I gave it a try. I did my own 45 minutes spin class to my “GLEE” play list. I kicked my butt.  I’ve been doing spin since high school so I was able to give myself a heart pumpin’ class (especially with my motivating music!) I didn’t have anything planned, so I just went with what I was feeling. 

When I got home I went through that black bean hummus container like it was nobody’s business. I was SO hungry from my workout. I cut up 2 carrots and ate the entire container while watching the Hills put some on a plate. When it comes to veges, fruit and hummus, I am not afraid to eat as much as I want. I am definitely a volume eater and don’t have any limits (besides being full) when it comes to things like fruits and veges. 

For dinner, I’ve been going the quick and easy route. I called Danny to see if he would be cool with just having an omelette for dinner. He said it was good, so I knew I was making eggplant pizza for me. I saw this somewhere in the blog world (and I can’t remember where, so if it was you let me know!!) and have been dying to make it.

eggplant scooped out
before cooking

Eggplant Pizza

1 eggplant (sliced in half, long ways)
1/2 can diced tomatoes (I used petite cut)
3 mushrooms, sliced
1 large piece of swiss chard or kale, cut in 1/2 down the center (if not that big use 2 leaves)
4 black olives (cut up)
1/8 of a red onion (sliced)
grated parmesan or pecorino romano cheese

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Scoop out the eggplant so it’s hollow inside. Place on a non-stick cookie sheet. 
2. Place the swiss charge down inside the eggplant. Spoon the tomatoes into the eggplant. Add the mushrooms, olives and red onion on top.
3. Sprinkle the top with sea salt, black pepper, oregano, basil and parsley. 
4. Sprinkle with grated cheese. Bake for 40-45 minutes.

You can add mozzarella cheese before you bake it if you want to make it more like a pizza. I wanted to add goat cheese, but I ran out so I just left it cheese-less. This is very filling and doesn’t really need cheese.

I love making different meat-less meals to add into my repertoire. This is a must try for a quick and easy meatless meal! 

I’m off to work soon, tomorrow is Friday!! 

What is your favorite meat-less meal?
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{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Jessica @ How Sweet May 13, 2010 at 6:44 am

This veggie-hated thinks that looks pretty darn good! :)


pegasuslegend May 13, 2010 at 6:46 am

WEll one thing for sure in NY the food is darn good!~ looks great…. will be up there Sunday the weather better be nice Sunday lol~


Estela @ Weekly Bite May 13, 2010 at 7:18 am

What a clever idea!! This looks delicious! My fave veggie meals are veggie burgers :) I'm simple ;)


Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite May 13, 2010 at 7:18 am

This is an awesome idea Nicole!!! Love it. That first picture is beautiful.


Christie {Honoring Health} May 13, 2010 at 7:20 am

What a great idea!! I have lots of favorite meatless meal but lately it is quinoa and veggie stir fry.


Simply Life May 13, 2010 at 7:38 am

wow, what a great idea – that looks delicious!


healthyexposures May 13, 2010 at 9:38 am

LOVE this – and it's a good chance I'll be making it for dinner for my mom and I tonight :) She's about as infatuated with eggplant as I am, and we were both really intrigued by a white eggplant at the store – I've put off using it until a night we were both home for dinner at the same time, though! Tonight's the night ;)

Hopefully the kids did well on the test! All this testing business must be old hate by now, though. And I also go to town on fruits and veggies. No shame!


Dawn May 13, 2010 at 11:25 am

Wow this looks great! I don't think I can pin down a favorite meatless meal but this week I'm all about some mango black bean quinoa.


Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen May 13, 2010 at 11:51 am

Oh YUM! Another winner in my book. I am totally putting this on my list of things to make! I would say hummus with a huge pile of veggies and some flat bread are my favorite meatless meals. I like relaxing meals like that. Have a great day!

Reply May 13, 2010 at 12:46 pm

i would say eggplant and portobello mushrooms are my fav meat alternative. they are so meaty by themselves :)


Lindsay @ May 13, 2010 at 1:15 pm

Looks so good! I'm a chickpea freak. I could live off of them.


Angie May 13, 2010 at 2:33 pm

This looks amazing! I'm definitely going to try this one, yummy!


Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly May 13, 2010 at 3:41 pm

What a GREAT idea! LOVE IT!!!


Claire May 13, 2010 at 8:17 pm

yum!! what a great idea!


Jennifer May 13, 2010 at 9:37 pm

That eggplant pizza looks delish, thanks for sharing! And don't feel bad about not waking up the other morning to go to the gym, I think we have all been there. I know when its raining and gross out, the LAST thing I want to do is get out of bed for any reason lol.


Christine@Grub, Sweat and Cheers May 13, 2010 at 9:45 pm

What an inventive idea! I just thought it would be pizza with eggplant on it – and don't get me wrong the best pizza I've ever had is an eggplant/basil/chili pizza – but that looks really great.

I love how creative you are!


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) May 13, 2010 at 11:21 pm

i suck at anything eggplant..this is a genius way to use it and pretty much "can't mess it up" type of thing!


quarterlifewellness May 14, 2010 at 6:23 pm

What an awesome recipe. I'll be fitting this into my menu this week!


Emily Malloy May 17, 2010 at 9:36 am

As Jessica Simpson would say "Oh my gaw.."

This is amazing.


Silva Sasuille December 17, 2010 at 1:49 am

Oooh, you’re such an inspiration. I love this blog!


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