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There is just something magically about grilled brinjal; The smoky charred flavoured paired with fresh slices of tomatoes gently layered between tender fresh and creamy mozzarella and finely topped with fresh basil pesto…is just Food Fabulous.
Preparation: 15 minutes Cooking/Grilling time: 15 minutes max Serves: 1 – 2
1 large long brinjal
Olive oil for brushing
1 medium tomato sliced into disks
125g Fresh Mozzarella cheese – sliced into disked
½ cup (125ml) Cashew Nuts
½ cup (125ml) chopped basil leaves with stalks
1 small clove fresh garlic peeled
1 – 2 green chillies finely sliced (adjust according to heat tolerance)
½ tsp salt
¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
Squeeze of lemon juice
Let’s Cook 🙂
Wash and slice the brinjals lengthwise into 1 ½ cm thick pieces.
Lightly brush with olive oil and sprinkle some salt on both sides
Place on a hot griddle pan for 3-4 minutes on each side until cooked but still firm. Once done remove and keep aside.
Grind all pesto ingredients in a food processor accept lemon juice and salt. Remove from processor – add lemon juice and salt – Keep aside
On a grilled slice of brinjal – layer one slice tomato, followed by a slice of mozzarella cheese – be sure to overlap the tomato and cheese disks.
Spread a generous amount of basil pesto and sandwich this with another slice of grilled brinjal
And there we go a perfect NO Bread sandwich 🙂
Hot tip! You may serve this as a NO Bread tartine or NO bread Bruschetta 🙂 Perfect for low carb options