Grilled Eggplant, Tomato and Goat Cheese
- 1 medium eggplant, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds
- 2 large tomatoes, sliced
- 1 (11 oz.) log goat cheese
- 4 Tbs. olive oil
- 2 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
- Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat grill for medium heat. In a large bowl, coat eggplant with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Arrange half of the eggplant slices on a tray. Place a slice of tomato and a slice of goat cheese on each slice of eggplant. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper on the tomatoes and cheese. Top with remaining slices of eggplant, and secure each bundle with a toothpick. Lightly oil the grill grate. Remove toothpicks, and arrange bundles on grate. Cook about 7 to 8 minutes, then carefully flip. Continue cooking for 6 to 7 minutes.
Yield: 8 Servings.
Note: To cook in the oven, bake at 375 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes, or until softened and melt in your mouth delicious. Fresh mozzarella can easily be substituted if you don't like goat cheese.