1-25-16 meatless monday, very good, really easy (yeah that's because joellyn cooked it!!)
Canola oil, for the grill
4 large slices country bread (1 inch thick)
2 medium eggplants, sliced 1/2 inch thick
1/4cup olive oil, plus more for serving
Kosher salt and black pepper
1clove garlic, halved
12ounces smoked mozzarella, cut into 8 slices
2 large tomatoes, sliced
1cup fresh basil
Green salad, for serving
Heat grill to medium. Once it's hot, clean the grill grate with a wire brush. Just before grilling, oil the grill grate with the canola oil.
Brush the bread and eggplant with the olive oil and season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Grill the bread until browned and crisp, 1 to 2 minutes per side; rub with the garlic. Cut each slice in half crosswise. Grill the eggplant slices, turning occasionally, until tender, 6 to 8 minutes.
Place the mozzarella on top of the bread and grill, covered, just until warm and beginning to melt. Top with the eggplant, tomato, and basil. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and serve with the salad.
By Chris Morocco
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