Eggplant pizza bites are easy vegetarian low carb appetizers made of baked eggplant, tomato sauce, spinach, and cheese. A simple delicious keto pizza recipe that also make delicious keto vegan pizza bites using vegan cheese.
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.
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!
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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
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- 1 Eggplant , trimmed, cut in thick slices, skin on (about 300g)
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- ⅔ cup Tomato Passata (125g)
- 1 cup Grated Mozzarella
- ¼ cup Baby spinach
- ⅓ cup Cherry Tomatoes finely sliced
- 1 teaspoon Garlic olive oil - optional
- 1 teaspoon Dried oregano
- 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.
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