Eggplant really shines as a substitute for bread, pita or a burger bun. The texture resembles bread holds up well to juicy toppings and the preparation couldn’t be easier. Eggplant is a rich source of fiber, thiamine and copper. This is my go to bun for grilled items like burgers, chicken and kabobs. Eggplant pita is a family favorite.
- 1 large eggplant peeled and sliced into 1/4” rounds
- olive oil
- salt & pepper
Slice and peel eggplant
Brush lightly with olive oil
Season rounds with salt & pepper
Toast in toaster 2-3 rounds on highest setting/or grill/broil 2 minutes a side
Cool on a rack until ready to serve
Be sure to peel the eggplant as the skin is tough and can be bitter. Use a minimal amount of olive oil because eggplant is porous and will absorb as much oil as you apply. Don’t want a toaster fire!