Ubercool Eggplant Pizza | Keto Recipe

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Ubercool Eggplant Pizza | Keto Recipe

Ubercool Eggplant Pizza | Keto Recipe

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The Ubercool Gen Z is missing their fix of Dominos and Pizza hut; this Ubercool Eggplant Pizza | Keto Recipe is just for you. Homemade, delicious and healthy to boot. Calling all Pizza lovers during this lockdown period; checkout this Ubercool Eggplant Pizza | Keto Recipe

A unique pizza for all Keto followers – A Keto Eggplant Pizza! Surprised, aren’t you? So was I.  I found recipes for eggplant pizza and loved the idea but the rest of the recipe is my own. 

Eggplant Pizza slices are a delicious way to enjoy the favourite flavours of typical pizza without all the bread and carbs. Believe me, I am no Pizza lover but this recipe lured me and I got sucked into the magic of eggplant pizza so much that I made a special veggie slice too for myself. All you vegetarians, hear hear!

Ubercool Eggplant Pizza | Keto Recipe

This Eggplant pizza is Keto friendly, low-carb and low-glycemic so it’s a win-win situation, isn’t it? I tried to make the pizza as healthy as possible by adding broccoli, green and red peppers boiled and shredded chicken breast and a homemade pizza sauce. If you are vegetarian you can omit the chicken and add more veggies to make an equally delectable Pizza.

if you are looking for Keto recipes then check out these

Keto Indian Chicken Curry Keto Butter Chicken Keto Murgh Kali Mirch or Keto Pepper Chicken Keto Tomato Rice Keto Chicken Fried Rice Keto Chicken Biryani with Cauliflower Rice

Recipe for Ubercool Eggplant Pizza | Keto Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

1 large eggplant cut in roundels or long

1 tbsp pink salt

2 tbsp olive oil, for brushing eggplant before roasting

1 tbsp dried Italian seasoning, for sprinkling on eggplant before roasting

Few fresh basil leaves (optional)

1/2 cup finely grated mozzarella

Red chilli flakes

2 tbsp chopped yellow pepper

2 tbsp red pepper chopped fine

¼ cup broccoli chopped fine

½ cup boiled and shredded chicken breast

Ingredients for Sauce

2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil

3 large garlic cloves, very finely chopped

1 small onion chopped fine

1 cup peeled and diced fresh tomatoes or 4 tbsp tomato puree

1/2 tsp dried Italian seasoning

METHOD

Ubercool Eggplant Pizza | Keto Recipe
Eggplant Pizza

Firstly, cut off both ends of the aubergine; then cut it into 3/4 inch thick slices.

If your eggplant is round then cut into round slices but mine was garden fresh and long .So I cut long slices. 

Spread the slices and sprinkle some pink salt generously. This is to remove excess moisture and prevent the puckering of the slices.

 Let the eggplant sit with the salt on it for about 30 minutes to draw out the liquid. 

Blot dry the aubergine slices with paper towels or a clean napkin. This will also wipe off the excess salt.

Ubercool Eggplant Pizza | Keto Recipe
Eggplant Pizza

Meanwhile, turn on the oven to 250degrees.

In the meantime, while the  slices are sitting, make the Pizza sauce.

In a pan add the olive oil, chopped onion and sauté.

Now add the crushed garlic cloves and sprinkle some mixed herbs.

Next, add the chopped tomatoes or tomato puree and sauté till nicely blended.

Directions for Ubercool Eggplant Pizza | Keto Recipe

I sprinkled some red chili flakes on the sauce as we like a little spice in our food.

Sprinkle a wee bit of salt on the sauce. Let the sauce simmer, adding a tablespoon or two of water if it seems dry.

Kids do not like tomato bits so I put the sauce through a blender and made a nice flavorful paste.

While it was cooking the kiddos came sniffing to the kitchen saying they smelt something really nice!

Consequently, brush the eggplant on both sides with olive oil and sprinkle with dried herbs.

Ubercool Eggplant Pizza | Keto Recipe

Roast at 350F for about 15 minutes. See that the slices are not roasted until they become mushy.

They should not lose their shape as they are going to be your pizza base.

Subsequently, while the eggplant roasts chop your peppers, broccoli, shred the chicken. Also, grate your mozzarella.

Remove the eggplant slices from the oven and spread the sauce mixture over the eggplant pieces.

Top each with some chopped peppers, broccoli and chicken. I left the chicken out on one slice that was mine. Then top each one with a generous amount of grated mozzarella cheese.

My slice had less cheese too as I am lactose intolerant.

I put some fresh basil leaves on top for that extra bit of flavour.

Finally, place the eggplant pizzas again into the oven, just until the cheese is melted.

Serve Keto Eggplant Pizza hot, with red pepper flakes to sprinkle on pizza if desired.

Believe me, it was yummy and I should have made two slices for myself.

The kiddos were really happy with a tummy fill of Ubercool Eggplant Pizza | Keto Recipe.

If you are looking for a healthy keto dinner option then take some slices of eggplant, top with your favourite pizza toppings and dinner is done.

Ubercool Eggplant Pizza | Keto Recipe
Instructions
  1. Firstly, cut off both ends of the aubergine; then cut it into 3/4 inch thick slices.
  2. If your eggplant is round then cut into round slices but mine was garden fresh and long. So I cut long slices.
  3. Spread the slices and sprinkle some pink salt generously. This is to remove excess moisture and prevent the puckering of the slices.
  4. Let the eggplant sit with the salt on it for about 30 minutes to draw out the liquid.
  5. Blot dry the aubergine slices with paper towels or a clean napkin. This will also wipe off the excess salt.
  6. Meanwhile, turn on the oven to 250degrees.
  7. In the meantime, while the slices are sitting, make the Pizza sauce.
  8. In a pan add the olive oil, chopped onion and sauté.
  9. Now add the crushed garlic cloves and sprinkle some mixed herbs.
  10. Next, add the chopped tomatoes or tomato puree and sauté till nicely blended.
  11. I sprinkled some red chilli flakes on the sauce as we like a little spice in our food.
  12. Sprinkle a wee bit of salt on the sauce. Let the sauce simmer, adding a tablespoon or two of water if it seems dry.
  13. Kids do not like tomato bits so I put the sauce through a blender and made a nice flavorful paste.
  14. While it was cooking the kiddos came sniffing to the kitchen saying they smelt something really nice!
  15. Consequently, brush the eggplant on both sides with olive oil and sprinkle with dried herbs.
  16. Roast at 350F for about 15 minutes. See that the slices are not roasted until they become mushy.
  17. They should not lose their shape as they are going to be your pizza base.
  18. Subsequently, while the eggplant roasts chop your peppers, broccoli, shred the chicken. Also, grate your mozzarella.
  19. Remove the eggplant slices from the oven and spread the sauce mixture over the eggplant pieces.
  20. Top each with some chopped peppers, broccoli and chicken. I left the chicken out on one slice that was mine. Then top each one with a generous amount of grated mozzarella cheese.
  21. My slice had less cheese too as I am lactose intolerant.
  22. I put some fresh basil leaves on top for that extra bit of flavour.
  23. Finally, place the eggplant pizzas again into the oven, just until the cheese is melted.
  24. Serve Keto Eggplant Pizza hot, with red pepper flakes to sprinkle on pizza if desired.
  25. Believe me, it was yummy and I should have made two slices for myself.
  26. The kiddos were really happy with a tummy full of pizza.
  27. If you are looking for a healthy keto dinner option then take some slices of eggplant, top with your favourite pizza toppings and dinner is done.
Recipe Notes

1. Round or oval slices, both are good.

2. Toppings of your choice

3. Veg or non-veg options to choose from

Harjeet Kaur

Harjeet Kaur

My writing was limited to school essays and projects for my kids and out of the blue, my writing career began with writing articles for the magazine section of a reputed national newspaper. I rediscovered my best subject at school and began writing with gusto. I had a weekend column in the newspaper which was well appreciated. I started off writing about Interiors and Gardens and later diverse topics like Fashion, trends, food and events in the city. Juggling my time between various jobs down the years and my writing, I have written content for fliers, brochures for colleges, speeches, social media content and also website content. I love writing and I am open to writing on a plethora of topics. My blog has some interesting insights into my life and travels but now it is mainly a food blog as I am growing organic vegetables and cooking my own produce is very therapeutic. Read my blogs to know me better. I write from my heart and what I write is what I feel... I feel a feel, A funny feel A funny feel, feel I! If you feel the feel I feel You'll feel the same as I!!

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Comments 26

  1. Alpana says:

    This is a favorite side dish at my place. I follow the same process and with zucinni.

  2. Arushi Seth says:

    Wow i love this one. So innovative and uber cool i must say. 🙂 Thank you for sharing

  3. PraGun says:

    That’s something I never heard off, did the begun bhaja go to Italy for pizza course here. It’s worth a try. That too when especially I like begun bhaja as well as pizza a lot. Eggplant topped with pizza toppings is a great recipe.

  4. I don’t usually like eggplants but this recipe makes it look delicious. Basically you make a Pizza out of anything and ill eat it 😀 😀 😀
    Jokes apart, this is an amazing Keto option. Thank you, Harjeet 🙂
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  5. Anagha Yatin says:

    I have never seen the “baingan” in this avatar! Amazing recipe.
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  6. I have never heard of eggplant pizza. Shall try as hubby is fond of eggplant.

  7. Noor Anand Chawla says:

    We make stuffed zucchini boats at home- seems quite similar to this recipe!

  8. Simrit Bedi says:

    This pizza does look Uber cool! Have never heard of this before.. I should try it out because I loves pizzas!

  9. Wow this is really new to me, loved the idea and it is healthy too..will surly try this and let you know my experience. thanks for sharing this awesome recipe.

  10. Ahaa something veg in my way, never ever think of to do something with eggplant more than Bharata(chokha in UP) or dry veg, it could be given the face of Pizza , amazed by your creativity Harjeet. loved it.

  11. Cindy Fox says:

    My goodness, Harjeet, this has to be so delicious.
    I don’t even necessarily eat keto or low carb but no matter because I love eggplant and all the veggies. I don’t mind the chicken but if don’t have it won’t miss it that much.
    I will certainly be sharing this. It’s too good not to and I’ll be making this for myself.
    Thank you!

    • Harjeet Kaur says:

      Thanks Cindy…u make it all seem so worthwhile.I rarely have anyone appreciating my recipes as u do. My friends and extended family even mock me..call me crazy..that I cook and post here.Really appreciate it..thanks once again

  12. Jyoti Jha says:

    This looks amazing, and a must try to quench the yearning for pizza! Thankyou for sharing this delicious recipe and appetizing pic 😊

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