Eggplant Caprese

is on sale this week at Harris Teeter, so I picked one up with plans to
make eggplant parmesan for dinner. However, once I got home I decided I was no
longer in the mood for eggplant parmesan, so I searched around Pinterest
for other eggplant recipe options. Nothing really stood out so I decided to get creative. Without further adieu, I give you Eggplant Caprese!


The dish was given 4 thumbs up {2 from me + 2 from the hubs}. I will definitely be making this again.

Eggplant Caprese


large eggplant, sliced half inch thick

tbsp olive oil

tbsp balsamic vinegar

cloves garlic, minced

large tomatoes, sliced half inch thick

cup spaghetti sauce {homemade sauce recipe}

cup grated Mozzarella cheese

and pepper to taste 

Pre-heat grill
{or skillet} to medium high. In a large bowl, mix oil, balsamic vinegar,
garlic, salt and pepper. Generously brush the eggplant slices with mixture. Grill each side for 5 minutes. Place grilled eggplant slices on
plate and spoon pre-heated pasta sauce over eggplant. Top with cheese. Garnish with basil.
Serve warm.

Makes about 6 servings

serve Eggplant Caprese on bed of spaghetti noodles}




  1. Dee Stephens
    April 12, 2012 / 12:51 pm

    Looks yummy but Brad wouldn't go for it. He hate tomatoes like that. I'll cook it for myself! 🙂

  2. Amy {Fresh and Fancy}
    April 12, 2012 / 12:54 pm

    This looks delicious! I actually used eggplant for the first time a few weeks ago…weird, i know! But I loved and will definitely try this dish! Your pictures look great!

  3. Melissa
    April 12, 2012 / 1:46 pm

    Clay loves every one of those ingredients 🙂 Definitely making this!

  4. Valerie Griffin
    April 12, 2012 / 2:07 pm

    beautiful! & I bet super yummy too 🙂

  5. Mel (Northern Lights)
    April 12, 2012 / 3:27 pm

    OMG, I don't even like eggplant but this looks like heaven! Must try 🙂

  6. Maran (HeyHawleywood)
    April 12, 2012 / 4:14 pm

    YUM!!! I always resort back to parm and this looks so much lighter and sophisticated. Thank you for the recipe.

  7. Meghan @ More from Meg
    April 12, 2012 / 6:25 pm

    Yum – that looks so delicious!! I am definitely going to try this recipe! 🙂

  8. the girl in the red shoes
    April 12, 2012 / 7:49 pm

    Yum! You are so creative! I might just have to try this soon!

  9. Vale ♥
    April 12, 2012 / 7:51 pm

    I love eggplants and they're often in my meals, this is a good recipe, here in Italy we use them so often !I wanna try a layered cake from your previous post…looks so yummy !KissesYou're invited to enter Romwe Easter Giveaway: win a collar and $ 40 gift card on Romwe !Fashion and CookiesFashion and Cookies on FacebookFollow me on BloglovinMy Twitter

  10. Sara
    April 12, 2012 / 7:57 pm

    Yum! That looks delicious! What a great way to use eggplant, I never would have thought of that.

  11. Celeste
    April 12, 2012 / 8:23 pm

    What a great recipe idea! We will have to try this sooooon!

  12. Kimmie @ Sugar and Dots
    April 13, 2012 / 6:52 am

    I ADORE these photos!! I'm here for the first time and I'm about to browse through some more posts… LOVE the look and feel of your blog! Have a fabulous weekend, sugar! xo

  13. Laura
    April 13, 2012 / 7:40 am

    This is such a beautiful blog and it really inspires me!:) Would you like to follow each other?

  14. Fashion Meets Food
    April 13, 2012 / 5:44 pm

    I actually have everything to make this right now so I think i`ll have it for dinner tonight. xo

  15. His Little Lady
    April 13, 2012 / 6:51 pm

    i've never had eggplant before but this looks absolutely scrumptious!xo TJ

  16. Julie
    April 17, 2012 / 11:40 pm

    Um ok…I'm in love with your blog!! I was about to comment on your homemade taco seasoning post, then I found this one and was sold again! This looks so yummy and I can't wait to make it. Off to look around some more :)Julie

  17. Christina
    April 19, 2012 / 5:00 pm

    I just stumbled upon your blog. So cute! I love the food pics. I'm a new eggplant lover, so I'd like to make this! Esp over pasta. mmmm

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