Grilled Eggplant Caprese Salad

Time & Servings
6 servings
25 minutes ready time =
15 minutes preparation +
10 minutes cooking
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) olive oil, divided
    Becel Margarine With Olive Oil 907G
    $4.49 • Ea
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  • 1 Knorr® OXO® 25% Less Salt Chicken Bouillon Sachet
  • 1 medium eggplant, sliced into 1 cm thick rounds
    Mushrooms White 227G
    $1.68 • Ea
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  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
    Unico Balsamic Vinegar 500ML
    $3.24 • Ea
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  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped onion
    Fresh Gourmet Garlic Pepper Crispy Onions Fresh Gourmet Garlic Pepper Crispy Onions Crunchy Toppings (1PK)
    $3.36 • Ea
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  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    Fresh Gourmet Garlic Pepper Crispy Onions Fresh Gourmet Garlic Pepper Crispy Onions Crunchy Toppings (1PK)
    $3.36 • Ea
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  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
    Peas Sugar Snap 227G
    $7.90 • Ea
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  • 2 large tomatoes, sliced
    Tomatoes Cherry 283G
    $4.49 • Ea
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  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
    Great Value Pizza Mozzarella Cheese 450G
    $6.52 • Ea
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  • 1/4 cup very thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
    Fresh Basil
    $3.36 • Bun
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Directions
  • Combine 15 mL olive oil with Knorr® Oxo® 25% Less Salt Chicken Bouillon Sachet in small bowl. Evenly brush onto both sides of eggplant. Grill or broil, turning frequently, until tender; cool.
  • Meanwhile, bring vinegar, onion and garlic to a boil over high heat in small saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until liquid is reduced by half, about 15 minutes. Stir in sugar until dissolved. Cool slightly, then stir in remaining 15 mL oil. Cool to room temperature.
  • Alternately layer eggplant, tomatoes and cheese on serving platter. Sprinkle with basil, then drizzle balsamic reduction.
  • For less fat, try using partly-skimmed mozzarella cheese instead of regular varieties.
  • Each serving of this salad provides 1 serving of vegetables and is a good source of fibre and calcium. *See Nutrition Information for saturated fat content.