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Florida Vegetable Recipe

Grilled Florida Eggplant and Fresh Mozzarella Stacks

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Vegetable-6107
Ingredients  
Amount Ingredient
  nonstick vegetable oil spray
8 slices eggplant, 1/2-inch thick
4 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese, 1/4-inch thick (4 ounces)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
4 large bunches arugula or spinach
2 large tomatoes, coarsely chopped
3 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
 

Preparation
Spray grill with oil spray and prepare grill (medium heat). Spray eggplant on both sides with oil spray; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill until tender, turning occasionally, about 10 minutes. Place 1 mozzarella slice atop each of 4 eggplant slices; top with remaining eggplant slices. Grill until cheese melts, about 2 minutes.

Whisk oil, vinegar and garlic in large bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add arugula, tomatoes and basil; toss. Divide among 4 plates. Top each with 1 eggplant stack.

Yield
4 servings

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