The Mediterranean diet is built upon plant-based foods and healthy fats and is one of the most heart-healthy ways of eating. It promotes longevity and low rates of disease and the best part is that Mediterranean food tastes delicious and provides the opportunity for people who are trying to manage their weight to eat enjoyable food! These Mediterranean eggplant, tomato, and mozzarella stacks are seasoned with fresh herbs, olive oil and garlic and each serving (2 stacks) only has 307 calories with 20gr of protein and 10gr of fiber!
Mediterranean Eggplant, Tomato and Mozzarella Stacks Recipe
Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 25 min | Serves: 2
+ 2 medium ripe tomatoes
+ 4 oz (115gr) mozzarella cheese, shredded
+ 1 tbsp olive oil
+ 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
+ 1 tsp fresh thyme, finely chopped
+ 2 tbsp fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
Preheat a grill pan over a medium-high burner until it’s very hot. Slice the eggplant into 12 thin slices and cook them till they’re soft, 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Heat oven to 350ºF / 180ºC. Slice each tomato into 6 even slices and shred the cheese into 12 pieces. Stack as follows: eggplant slice, tomato slice, mozzarella slice. Repeat 2 more times for each stack and place the 4 eggplant, tomato and mozzarella stacks in the oven for 20 minutes.
In a small bowl, mix the thinly sliced garlic with olive oil and fresh herbs. Remove the eggplant stacks from the oven, add 1 tsp of fresh garlic sauce on top of each stack and serve with a veggie salad. Enjoy!