Category: Starters

Origin: Italy


For how many people: 4

Preparation time: 20 min

Cooking time: 15 min


Story of the recipe or story of the chef:

I discovered this very simple and so delicious recipe during one of my trips to Italy, prepared by a chef specialized in low calorie meals (160 calories per portion). It deserves to be part of the dishes we serve to our beloved family.



List of ingredients:

  • 2 eggplants
  • 6 tomatoes
  • 2 mozzarella cheese balls
  • 100g basil
  • Fresh oregano
  • Tomato sauce
  • Parmesan cheese, grated


Preparation Mode:

1.    Cut the eggplants into slices and brown (30 seconds) in a non-stick pan.

2.    Scald the tomatoes in boiling water, let them cool, peel, slice them into 4 and remove the seeds.

3.    Slice the mozzarella cheese the same thickness as the eggplants.

4.    Make two layers, comprising a slice of eggplant, a slice of mozzarella and a slice of tomato.

5.    Flavor with basil and oregano, cover with a sprinkling of parmesan cheese and bake at 180 °C/Gas 4 for 15 minutes.


My top tip:

Good presentation is important.