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Grilled Brinjal & Mozzarella Sarmies

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

Basil Pesto

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





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