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Eggplant and basil pizzas

Eggplant and basil pizzas
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Serving size: Serves 4
Cooking time: Less than 30 minutes
Course: Lunch, Main
Cooking method: bake
Season: All year round
Convenience: four or less

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olive oil, 1 tablespoon, plus extra for drizzling
tomatoes, 400g can, drained, chopped
pizza bases, 2 prepared
char-grilled eggplant, 10 slices
(see tip)
fresh buffalo mozzarella, 250g ball, drained, thinly sliced
basil leaves, 1/2 cup

  1. Preheat oven to very hot, 220C. Line 2 oven trays with baking paper.

  2. Heat oil in a large frying pan on high. Cook tomato 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened. Season to taste and set aside.

  3. Place pizza bases on trays. Spread each with about half tomato sauce and top with eggplant and mozzarella. Drizzle with a little extra oil.

  4. Bake 8-10 minutes, or until bubbling and starting to brown around edges. Transfer to a cutting board and scatter generously with basil leaves. Cut into wedges to serve.

  • Try replacing the canned tomatoes with a prepared pizza sauce.
  • Buy char-grilled eggplant in jars or from the deli counter.

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