Monday, February 1, 2016

Project: Eggplant Hawaii Pizza

The Recipe
1 eggplant (6 slices)
Olive oil
1 can tomato puree (70 gram)
2 tbsp. ketchup
2 minced garlic
1-2 slice of cheese (I used Dutch farmer cheese) 

5 cherry tomatoes
Oregano
1 vegetable soy sausage
1½ pineapple rings
Salt & pepper

EN

What’s your favourite type of pizza? Mine was always the Hawaiian pizza until I became a pescatarian: no more hams for me. Sigh, but the Hawaiian pizza has never left my foodie-heart and so I came with a 100% vegetarian and healthier alternative. I’ve replaced the ham with veggie Dutch smoked sausage and the pizza dough with eggplant. Come to think of it this pizza is also gluten-free.

Please try it out! It’s delicious, quick and easy to make side dish/snack! Perhaps an idea for the upcoming Super Bowl event for the US readers out there. Warning: this is not really an ideal date-food thanks to the amount of garlic inside ha.   

NL

Wat is jouw favoriete soort pizza? De mijne was altijd de Hawaï pizza, totdat ik een pescotariër werd. Geen ham meer voor mij dus. Een diepe zucht, maar de Hawaï pizza is nooit uit mijn hart veloren en zo kwam ik met een 100% vegetarisch en gezonder alternatief. Ik heb de ham vervangen met veggie rookworst en de pizza korst is aubergine. Nu ik erover nadenk, is de pizza ook nog eens glutenvrij.

Probeer dit bijgerecht/snack uit! Het is heerlijk, snel en makkelijk te maken! Waarschuwing: dit is niet echt date-food met je liefje dankzij de hoeveelheid knoflook in de pizza ha.

Garlic alert! Not the most suitable date-food. 

You can of course use real meat.
Why is the Hawaiian pizza my favorite pizza? Because of the sweet and savory taste in one. The pineapple also gives a nice fresh taste and it's just so good comfort food! Funny fact: this pizza is invented in Canada. 

The Steps
  1. Wash the eggplant and slice it in 6 pieces. Place them on kitchen towel on a baking tray to absorb the moist out of the eggplants (15 min.). Meanwhile pre-heat oven to 160° and chop the cherry tomatoes, pineapple and sausage in parts.
  2. Remove the kitchen towel and drizzle the eggplants with olive oil. Bake for 5 min. on one side, flip, then bake for another 5 min. the other side.

    tomato sauce
  3. Mix tomato puree + ketchup + garlic together.

    assemble 
  4. 1 tsp. sauce on each eggplant slice, the slices of cheese then the rest of the garnish. End with a nice pinch of salt & pepper.
  5. Bake for around 12 min. or until the cheese has completely melted and the sausage a slight brown edge to it.

14 comments :

  1. This looks yum, but even better because it's healthy! Hawaiian pizza has to be one of my favourites too :)

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  2. Seen these around lately! Seem so yum and easy!

    Nat | Dignifiable

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  3. healthy and easy recipe it seems..I like the mild sweetness of eggplant.

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  4. Looks amazing! And it's also a great alternative. Pepperoni has always been my favorite though, and the fact that I live in the land of pizza doesn't help my obsession.

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  5. I used to adore Hawaiian pizza too, but haven't had it since I stopped eating meat years ago. This recipe looks really yummy and it has me dying to try it!

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  6. Pizza. Eggplant. TOGETHER?! Oh, sorry, I just fainted but I'm good now. This is genius. x

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  7. Using eggplants in lieu of the pizza dough is so smart! I saw a recipe somewhere else where they substituted the wonton skins with a thinly sliced eggplant, and that would probably be tasty too!

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  8. Oh my goodness this looks so so tasty!

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  9. I do quite like Hawaiian pizza, but admittedly, I'm not too into eggplants. You make it look so good though! I think I'll have to try this at least once, and who knows, maybe I'll find that I like eggplants! Love this healthy alternative to the traditional pizza :) -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  10. urggg, i so need to try this recipe out! thank you meii for this recipe!

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  11. This must be so yummmy!!!!!!!!! I love eggplant and pizza!!! =)

    Melanie | Blog: Toots + Dill

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  12. This looks so good!! And much healthier than regular pizza, too (though I don't think anything can replace regular pizza). Most people don't seem to like pineapple on their pizzas from what I've heard, but it's one of my favorite toppings. Bookmarking this for future reference!

    becky ♡ star violet

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