If you are a garlic bread addict but do not want to explose your carbs intake this low carb cheesy pull-apart garlic bread recipe is for you. The surprising thing about this recipe is the whole eggplant which works as a bread substitute. Those eggplant are generously coated with a garlic and herbs olive oil then stuffed with grated mozzarella cheese. The result is absolutely surprising. Each bites are tender, cheesy with a lovely garlic taste. You will not believe it is eggplant!
It has been a while that I am craving for a pull-apart garlic bread. It is everywhere on internet and it makes me soooo hungry.
But there is no way I eat so much bread! So today I found a super deal on eggplant at the market – 2 eggplant for $5! I look at those big and fat beautiful eggplant and suddenly I thought ‘this will be my low carb garlic bread base for tonight!’.
I was not too sure on how it will hold together as eggplant can soften very fast when baked in the oven. But lucky me the result was exactly as I was dreaming about. Big bites of baked eggplant with lots of string cheese. I actually can not believe it was not bread. It was so soft and it melt in my mounth as a buttery garlic bread does.
But well this recipe is not the healthiest recipe ever as it does contains a large amount of grated mozzarella. But at least my healthy move was to use a vegetable instead bread and to make an olive oil garlic & coriander marinade instead of butter. It was really amazing. Below I listed some steps by steps pictures of this recipe to guide you through this process. It is a bit messy to prepare as you will have lots of marinade and cheese all over the benchtop but it worth it! Oh and yes my little toddler loves it too and trust me she is not the kind of little lady who love eggplant ! So another mum trick to make eggplant her fav! Last thing! If you want to make a similar recipe with no dairy and low calorie do not add cheese and instead stuff the eggplant with lots of minced fresh herbs mixed in tomato paste. Follow the same baking instruction, wrap the eggplant into a large piece of foil and close very well to avoid the moisture to goes out. It will be delicious too !