Toastless toast strikes again!
Many of us are trying to cut carbs. But our love for toasts is leading us to failure. Does it sound like a similar story? If so, you should try this delicious and crunchy eggplant toast that is everyone’s favorite.
This healthier alternative to real toast is much healthier and keeps you full for a long time. I love this recipe because it helps me use eggplant in different ways that I have never imagined. Honestly, who has ever thought of making eggplant toast?
The purple veggie deliciously replaces the high-carb toast. Combined with delicious toppings, this toast makes a perfect choice even for picky eaters. What’s interesting? Well, the dish gets prepared in less than an hour. That’s a win-win.
You can enjoy my eggplant toast as a heavy breakfast for an evening snack with a side dish. Hurry and read the recipe to try this dish today.
Yummy Eggplant Toast
Toast has become quite possibly the trendiest thing in the food world. But the high carb content in it is making many people avoid it. Or simply, some people are bored of eating the regular toast.
Hopefully, I have got the right recipe for you, which will make you love your toast again. After getting inspired by other vegetable toast, I came up with the idea of making eggplant toast, which has now become my ultimate favorite.
If I have to be completely honest, the eggplant toast is nothing but roasted eggplant with toppings. But calling the dish toast makes it more fun and delicious. Whatever you name it, I can guarantee its delicious taste will never disappoint you.
I have been preparing this healthy toast alternative for a while. Now, it’s safe to say I’m totally in love with it. In fact, my friends and family also ask me to prepare it for any get-together.
Keep reading to get the recipe for this toast with a twist.
Steps to Make Healthy and Flavorful Eggplant Toast
I have divided this recipe into different sections so you can correctly understand the steps.
For the preparation of eggplant toast, you need fresh eggplant. If you like to eat bigger toast pieces, choose larger eggplant instead of smaller ones. Also, there will be more space on the bigger eggplant slices to hold the toppings than on the smaller ones.
Properly wash the eggplant under running water so all the dirt can be eliminated. Then slice the veggie in equal thickness so each piece can taste better. Keep aside the sliced eggplant pieces in a bowl.
Take 6 cloves of garlic and peel them. Chop the garlic into smaller pieces, so it becomes easier to chew. In another bowl, take feta cheese and crumble them nicely. Chop some parsley in a separate bowl for garnishing.
For the next step, take a non-stick pan and keep it over medium flame. Warm a few drops of olive oil to lightly cook the eggplant pieces. Cook each side of eggplant for around 2 minutes, so its flavors are released.
Once cooked, toss the bread pieces in the same pan, so all the remaining flavors are absorbed.
After all the preparation is done, arrange eggplant slices on the top of each bread piece. Garnish the top with crumbled feta cheese, chopped garlic, salt, and pepper. Serve hot and enjoy it with any of the side dishes of your choice.
- While this simple toast recipe tastes delicious on its own, you can enhance its flavors by adding cherry tomatoes or shredded purple cabbage. The more vegetables on the top, the better the toast tastes. Adding thinly sliced radish also enhances the taste.
- Other toppings that you can consider adding include chopped pistachios, olives, and green herbs.
- You can make your eggplant toast cheesy by adding mozzarella cheese along with crumbled feta cheese.
- Drizzling honey on the toast gives it a sweet and savory flavor that tastes good in every way.
What Is Good Seasoning To Put On Eggplant Toast?
You can enhance the flavors of your eggplant toast with this seasoning. Add oil, garlic, oregano, pepper, and salt to a small bowl. Mix everything together. Take a brush and apply the seasoning on each side of the bread while tossing it to give it a delicious taste.
Why Do You Soak The Eggplant In Milk?
Soaking eggplant pieces in milk helps eliminate the bitterness of the veggie. Letting the slices rest in the milk for around half an hour gives it a creamier taste. It happens because the vegetable acts as a spine, soaking a good amount of milk in its flesh.
Should I Peel Eggplant Before Making Toast?
Peeling eggplant or not peeling eggplant- the decision is totally up to you. You can skip the peeling part for the smaller and fresh ones. But the older eggplants should be peeled as they taste a bit bitter.
Can I Make Eggplant Toast Ahead Of Time?
Yes, you can make eggplant toast ahead of time. But it’s advised to prepare it fresh because the preparation time is less.
If you prepare it in advance, avoid topping the bread with eggplant, feta cheese, and other seasonings. Doing so can make the bread taste soggy.
How Do I Pick Eggplant For Toast?
Purchase an eggplant that is firm but not hard. While pushing the veggie’s skin with your hand, if you can puncture it, do not purchase it.
Eggplant Toast Recipe
- Large bowl
- 1 eggplant, cut into slices
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 6 slices of bread
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 3 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
- Chopped parsley for garnish
- In a nonstick grill pan over medium heat, warm the olive oil and cook the slices of eggplant on each side for about 2 minutes.
- Toss the slices of bread in the same pan.
- Arrange eggplant slices on top of the pieces of bread and garnish with chopped garlic, salt, and pepper to taste feta cheese and chopped parsley.
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