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Eggplant Pizza Bites – Low Carb + Keto

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4.88 from 24 votes
Carine Claudepierre - March 5, 2018
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Eggplant pizza bites are easy vegetarian low carb appetizers made of baked eggplant, tomato sauce,  spinach, and cheese. A simple delicious gluten-free appetizer that can easily be vegan-ized using ‘vegan cashew cheese’.

Eggplant pizza bites

 Eggplant Pizza Bites – Vegetarian Low carb appetizer

You know how much I love fun finger food that involves vegetables right? Eggplant is my girl’s favorite vegetable and as her 5th birthday is coming up, I am trying new fun recipes for her. She loves pizza, she loves eggplant so say hello to those delicious eggplant pizza bites.

All you need to make those delicious eggplant pizza bites are 5 ingredients:

  • Eggplant – keep the skin on, it adds fiber and the bites hold better together
  • Tomato sauce – I used 100% natural tomato passata. It contains only cooked tomatoes reduced into a puree
  • Olive oil – to spread on top of one side before grilling
  • Cheese – I used mozzarella cheese but Parmesan is a great option too. My husband is vegan, for him I am using vegan ‘cheese’ made of cashews or vegan Parmesan that I am buying in store.
  • Toppings: I choose baby spinach leaves and a combo of orange and red cherry tomatoes to keep it low carb friendly. Feel free to add any keto vegetable of your choice on top like olives, diced capsicum, olives, etc.

Eggplant pizza bites

Low-Carb tasty bites

It passed the test of both kids tonight. These bites will be on the birthday finger food table for sure with my homemade low carb tortilla chips. 

I was surprised how they hold pretty well in your hands. It is a very easy appetizer to serve at any time, and the flavor is amazing!

It tastes like pizza, without the crispy crust of course – but also only 1.7 grams of net carbs per bite!

The eggplant base is soft and melts in your mouth. It is not chewy at all. Even if you are not a big fan of eggplant, give this a go! It is divine!

Eggplant pizza bites

Eggplant pizza bites – small bite-size fun food for kids

I used one eggplant in this recipe – which makes 10 slices.  Of course, there are mostly large bites – that I enjoyed myself! but there are also few small bites from the top of the eggplant that are perfect for the kids’ hands. I served this for dinner tonight and my 2 kids and I devoured the whole eggplant! Delicious!

Enjoy those simple eggplant pizza bites and tell me what is your favorite topping?

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Eggplant pizza bites

Eggplant pizza bites

Eggplant pizza bites an easy vegetarian low carb appetizer made of cheese, baked eggplant and spinach. Gluten free, vegan note: use 'vegan cashew cheese'
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Author: Carine Claudepierre
10 slices
4.88 from 24 votes
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Ingredients

  • 1 Eggplant , trimmed, cut in thick slices, skin on (about 300g)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt

Toppings

  • 2/3 cup Tomato Passata (125g)
  • 1 cup Grated Mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup Baby spinach
  • 1/3 cup Cherry Tomatoes finely sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic olive oil - optional
  • 1 teaspoon Dried oregano
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Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 220C (425 F) 
  • Prepare a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and arrange the  eggplant slices on the sheet. Make sure they don't overlap or touch each other.
  • Sprinkle the coarse sea salt on top. Set aside for 10 minutes. then bake for 15 minutes at 220C (425F).
  • Remove the baked eggplant slices from the oven, flip over the eggplant slices and switch the oven to broil/grill mode. 
  • Brush some garlic olive oil on top of each eggplant slices - this is optional, I just love the extra flavor and moisture it adds to the slices. 
  • Spread about a tablespoon of tomato sauce over each eggplant slices. 
  • Then, add your favorite toppings : few baby spinach leaves, grated mozzarella cheese and half cherry tomatoes. 
  • Add a sprinkle of dried oregano and return to the oven, broil mode, for 3-5 minutes or until the cheese is grilled and melted. 
  • Serve immediately.
Make ahead: you can pre bake the eggplant slices the day before, store in the fridge in an airtight box. Rewarm for 5 minutes a 150C (300F), then spread the toppings, broil cheese and serve! 
Veganised me ! use vegan cheese in this recipe to make it vegan. My husband is vegan and loves vegan Parmesan or vegan cashew cheese that I make myself or even vegan 'mozzarella chee-ze' from the store.
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Nutrition Facts
Eggplant pizza bites
Amount Per Serving (1 eggplant)
Calories 34 Calories from Fat 5
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.6g1%
Carbohydrates 3.1g1%
Fiber 1.3g5%
Sugar 1.4g2%
Protein 4.2g8%
Net Carbs 1.8g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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    19 comments
  1. I have been making these using egg white coating. The egg white has the advantage that it enables you to prepare the eggplant on a frying pan. You can save a lot of time and the eggplant does not get mushy of the frying oil/butter/lard. The egg white creates a protective layer and the result is a crispy eggplant slice.

  2. 5 stars
    Delicious! I tried different styles of pizzas as suggested and each was yummy in its own way. My first recipe from this site and I am so impressed.

  3. These look really good so I am going to try them. Do you know the breakdown per serving for calories and fat? Serving about 4-5 slices. I log all of my food for dietary purposes so accounting for carbs, fat, protein, and total calories is important to me.

  4. 5 stars
    These turned out so great! I used two eggplants so I could have leftovers for lunches this week. I also made them a few different ways for verity! I made some with tomato sauce and vegan cheese, home made pesto and feta cheese, tomato sauce and goat cheese, and a few with a combination of the two sauces and different cheeses. I enjoyed having different ones to chose from so I don’t get sick of eating them. My favorite were the tomato sauce and goat cheese ones!

    They were soo easy and delicious!

    • I love all your toppings idea, specially the pesto one, I am a pesto lover and never thought about adding this to those eggplant pizza bites. Such a clever flavor combo. Thanks SO much for trying my recipes and sharing with me all your ideas. Can’t wait to try this too. Enjoy the blog recipes. XOXO Carine.

    • Hi! I would not freeze them Eggplant are very soft and may get soggy after freezing. But as I said in the recipe you can pre-bake the slices few days before and store in the fridge. It store well for 3-4 days. Enjoy the recipe! XOXO Carine.

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