Veggie Eggplant Pizza

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Iโ€™ve had an eggplant in our fridge for a few days, but I had no idea what to do with it.  When Megan told me about the Eggplant Pizza recipe on our run last night, and I immediately knew I had to try it for myself!

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The premises is simple, but Megan has a step by step recipe on her own blog:

 

  • Cut an eggplant long ways and scrap out the center.
  • Dice the center into small bits and add to wok with other fixinsโ€™.
  • Put stuffing back into eggplant, top with cheese, and cook for 30 minutes at 350.

 

My stuffing included:

 

  • Diced tomatoes
  • Olives
  • Tofu
  • Arugula
  • Spices

 

Megan used green pepper and sausage in her pizza.

 

I really enjoyed this WAY more than I thought I would.  And it did taste a little bit like pizza.  ๐Ÿ™‚

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For breakfast, I had a yogurt bowl:

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Yogurt mess contained Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup raw oatmeal, a banana, pecans, honey, and cinnamon.

 

Can you believe that I have NO BIG PLANS for this weekend?  This is the first time itโ€™s happened it a long time.  Iโ€™d love to read, write, bike, and relax.  Iโ€™m also helping Ryan move to a new apartment.

 

What do you have planned for the weekend?  Anyone doing any big races?

{ 86 comments }

 

  • MegNerd April 30, 2010, 1:33 pm

    Glad you liked it !!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    olives and tofu sound awesome — you really could add anything!!

  • megan April 30, 2010, 1:33 pm

    I’m doing a 5k! first race in a year. i swore off races, but then I saw the flier and just signed up on a whim. i’m excited ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jessica @ How Sweet April 30, 2010, 1:36 pm

    I have stuffed eggplant before (with crab and cheese-amazinggg) and it is delicious!

  • Jenny April 30, 2010, 1:38 pm

    Its graduation weekend so were having and going to tons of parties!

  • Evan Thomas April 30, 2010, 1:39 pm

    I have a half marathon Sunday and I think I’m just hitting the freak-out stage.
    That sounds like an awesome gluten free pizza option! I have to try it

  • Megan@EatScrapRun April 30, 2010, 1:39 pm

    I don’t have any races planned, but I do have my college roommate coming to visit for the weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs April 30, 2010, 1:42 pm

    I did that baked aubergine a while back and it was a total FAIL! I think I need to try again..yours looks waaay better than mine did!
    I’ve got no big plans, other than revision :'( alas!

  • Diana April 30, 2010, 1:43 pm

    That does look yummy and I’m not a huge fan of eggplant! And that breakfast…yum. ๐Ÿ™‚
    No big plans here!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) April 30, 2010, 1:45 pm

    i LOVE weekends when i don’t have any big plans! when you just get to relax and enjoy it ๐Ÿ™‚ and luckily, that’s basically what my weekend will consist of!

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin April 30, 2010, 1:49 pm

    What a great idea to use eggplant for a pizza base! I love using veggies in new ways.

    I’m doing bikram tomorrow and sunday but no real grand plans!

  • Kellie@obsessivelyhealthy April 30, 2010, 1:59 pm

    I was going to do the Orange County 1/2 marathon, but I am still recovering from last weeekends relay. Nothing huge planned and kind of excited about that.

  • Mary @ What's Cookin' with Mary April 30, 2010, 2:01 pm

    I just saw eggplant pizza on Hungry Girl yesterday. They also did a pizza on a portabella cap… what a grea idea!

  • Catherine April 30, 2010, 2:01 pm

    My sister and I are running the Providence half marathon. My first her second! We are so pumped.

  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter April 30, 2010, 2:02 pm

    I feel like some weekends where I have nothing going on is the very best. I feel like I get a chance to recharge from the stressful week.

    I have a busy night tonight with friends, but the rest of the weekend is going to be spent catching up on life (aka cleaning and homework)

  • Steph-exercise physiologist and artist! April 30, 2010, 2:03 pm

    That looks so good. I am imagining how good your body must feel. You always eat the cleanest and best looking meals. They put mine to shame!! I have really got to reevaluate my eating and get some sort of plan together b/c I have gotten pretty ridiculous. I used to be so good before I got more serious about my art work…. hmmm

  • betsy April 30, 2010, 2:05 pm

    Great idea!

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday April 30, 2010, 2:08 pm

    You can try it with portobello mushrooms instead of eggplant too. Soooo good! :d

  • Therese April 30, 2010, 2:11 pm

    I saw that on Megan’s blog and am definitely looking forward to trying that out! YUM!

    I have a date with my best friend tomorrow. We have a 10k race Sunday morning (Toronto’s Sporting Life 10k) so we’re meeting up for lunch and then grabbing our race kits and then hanging out for the afternoon. Will be fun!

    Enjoy your weekend!

  • runnerforever April 30, 2010, 2:12 pm

    I am really going to have to try that! By the way, I really liked your last post on body image, all so true.

  • Lisa April 30, 2010, 2:13 pm

    That “pizza” looks delicious!

    Weather permitting, 50 mile bike ride tomorrow.

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) April 30, 2010, 2:14 pm

    This looks delicious! There are tons of free festivals in DC this weekend so I’m hoping to hop around to a bunch of those and soak up the sun.

  • Rachel April 30, 2010, 2:14 pm

    I’m heaind down to CT to do my hair and makeup trial for my wedding! And hopefully get in some delicious out-door running since it’s supposed to be gorgeous out here in the NorthEast. Finally ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sarah for Real April 30, 2010, 2:15 pm

    I think you could also call that “Twice Baked Eggplant” like a twice baked potato, no? Looks so good. My husband has texture issues with eggplant so I never cook it much, but I do love it myself!

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) April 30, 2010, 2:18 pm

    Ooh, I haven’t eaten eggplant like that in a long time! I used to eat it like that back in the day (with less fixings, but I’m sure I’d love more!)

  • Nicci@NiftyEats April 30, 2010, 2:25 pm

    I love eggplant, this looks delicious. Me too, no plans so far this week. I’m so ready to sit at home and relax with a book.

  • Ashley April 30, 2010, 2:25 pm

    Did you get the eggplant pizza idea from Hungry Girl? She sent out an email about it 2 days ago. Soooo yummy!!!

    • Caitlin April 30, 2010, 2:30 pm

      i don’t subscribe to HG but Megan does and I think that’s how she found out.

  • Tonyne @ Unlikely Success Story April 30, 2010, 2:31 pm

    That looks amazing! I love Eggplant!

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople April 30, 2010, 2:31 pm

    Babysitting the twins (6 months old, girl & boy, 100% adorable) right now, rest tomorrow and teaching Sunday morning. Very low-key this weekend.

    I’ve never had eggplant before, this recipe sounds so interesting!

  • Laura Smith April 30, 2010, 2:32 pm

    1st marathon sunday ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Camille April 30, 2010, 2:35 pm

    What a cool original pizza!
    Have you ever tried a potato pizza? Basically just slice a potato long-ways and add toppings. Super good!

  • Erin April 30, 2010, 2:39 pm

    What a great idea for using an eggplant!

    I’m running a half marathon tomorrow (Saturday). Hoping to break two hours!

  • Britt @ Runnerbelle April 30, 2010, 2:43 pm

    Good use of an eggplant! Enjoy your plan-less weekend!!

    I have a 5K on tap for tomorrow morning, then its prepping for our Derby Party!!!! Yay Kentucky Derby is tomorrow!! I cannot wait. ๐Ÿ™‚ Need to work on my hat tonight. Gotta have a fab hat for Derby Day!

  • Heather @ (The Single Dish) April 30, 2010, 2:51 pm

    I am running the Broad Street 10 Mile in Philly on Sunday! It is supposed to be a hot and steamy 90 degrees! Yikes. Drinking a ton of water today and tomorrow to prepare.

  • Becky April 30, 2010, 2:56 pm

    I’m running the Long Island Half Marathon Sunday for my 27th birthday!! It’s my first half so this is one of the best weekends of the whole year!

    • Caitlin April 30, 2010, 9:02 pm

      Happy Birthday!

  • Kacy April 30, 2010, 2:58 pm

    That’s an awesome idea for using eggplant. I never buy it because it seems like a lot of work to mess with.

  • jen trinque April 30, 2010, 3:04 pm

    No big plans for me this weekend – I did just go pick up a boatload of books from the library though. I know, not exactly running a marathon or anything, but I haven’t been reading enough lately!

  • Ashley April 30, 2010, 3:10 pm

    OMG and eggplant boat…LOVE IT!! hahaha No races, just working. Blegh!

  • Sarah April 30, 2010, 3:15 pm

    That looks incredible.

    I am spending my first graduate school – free (YAY!) weekend doing massive amounts of spring cleaning. My master’s program was three years and it is high time I clean out all of the junk I have accumulated since then.

    And maybe a long walk or two ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kristin April 30, 2010, 3:33 pm

    That looks so delicious! I’m doing my FIRST bike tour tomorrow. 32 miles. It’s suppose to be VERY windy, I’m a little nervous!

    • Caitlin April 30, 2010, 9:02 pm

      good luck!

  • Julie April 30, 2010, 3:34 pm

    Yum! All gluten free too…must try soon!

    I’m running a 10K on Sunday for Celiac in Baltimore. Not sure if I’m racing or just running for fun with a friend. Have a great weekend!!

  • Claire April 30, 2010, 3:37 pm

    You both have me craving eggplant! I love relaxing weekends, I am happy to say that my parents are returning from Barcelona, and I can head back to my bf’s to relax and no longer dog sit. It was rough the last week and a half because we have crazy work hours and missed eachother most days because I had to be at the parents watching my dog.

  • Helen April 30, 2010, 3:40 pm

    That ‘pizza’ looks great and a really good idea that I might have to try soon! Not doing any big races this weekend but I am signing up for a 5k tomorrow and then for the London Marathon on 4th (eek!!)

  • megan April 30, 2010, 3:50 pm

    This is the second or third time I’ve seen the eggplant pizza. I may have to give that a try. My low carb friend was pretty excited at the prospect. I’ve never had tofu on pizza. I may have to give that a shot..

    I don’t have anything big planned this weekend. Tomorrow is my bridal shower and then some shopping I don’t want to do on Sunday.

  • Beth April 30, 2010, 3:51 pm

    YUMMMMMMMMM! My British futire mother-in-law just finished her visit here and I am EXHAUSTED! Talk about energy!! I too will relax this weekend, but am running a cinco de mayo 10k on sunday witha group of friends and everyone dresses up! I plan to dress up in tin foil like a burrito and wear a sombrero ๐Ÿ™‚ that could be wrong, but I don’t wanna be right!

  • Jill April 30, 2010, 3:54 pm

    That eggplant looks delish. I’m definitely going to try it.
    Your previous post was great! Keep it up with the good thought, words, and deeds.
    And this weekend I’m running the relay for the Pittsburgh Marathon! Wish me and my team luck on Sunday!

  • Katie @ Health for the Whole Self April 30, 2010, 3:58 pm

    This weekend I am running my first 10-mile race – The Broad Street Run in Philly!!! WOO HOO!

  • Catherine April 30, 2010, 4:33 pm

    Mmmm that looks amazing!! I make something similar sans cheese and doused with marinara sauce instead before being baked again.

    No big races, but I am going to see the Yankees on Saturday! Woohoo, go Yanks!

  • Rebecca @ How the Cookie's Crumble April 30, 2010, 4:39 pm

    I loooooooove eggplant! Can’t wait to give that one a try! Did the eggplant get soft when you cooked it? I like eggplant best when it melts in my mouth. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Caitlin April 30, 2010, 9:03 pm

      yes it did! it was delish!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance) April 30, 2010, 4:46 pm

    this is honestly GENIUS! trying this ASAP!!!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing April 30, 2010, 4:50 pm

    Have a great relaxing weekend!!! I have no big plans but it’s all good ๐Ÿ™‚

    And as I said on Megan’s blog, I HAVE to try that!

  • Amanda (Amanda "runs") April 30, 2010, 4:54 pm

    I love this food! yummy! I have no big plans this weekend.. but I ran a MILE in TWELVE MINUTES! (first time this year..) This means if I run a 5k it’ll be in 36 mins! (I also hurt my shoulder.. ouch. Any advice?)

    • Caitlin April 30, 2010, 9:03 pm

      good job on your mile!!

      how did you hurt your shoulder?

      • Amanda (Amanda "runs") May 1, 2010, 8:28 am

        I started runing and it was ok… Once I hit the small circle(we run in a parking lot) it started hurting like crap. I have no Idea why. Maybe I didn’t stretch enough?

        • Caitlin May 1, 2010, 11:01 am

          thats so odd! maybe you were tense?

  • Ellen Collis April 30, 2010, 5:04 pm

    Wow, leave it to you to make the healthiest possible version of pizza possible! It looks good, but I think I’d miss the crunch of the crust too much. But we’ll see, I just may try it ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a nice, relaxing weekendโ€”having no plans is THE BEST!

    http://www.firednfabulous.blogspot.com/

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin April 30, 2010, 5:55 pm

    I was planning on using my eggplant in a grilled sandwich, but I think I may have to do that eggplant pizza instead! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Julie @ Wearing Mascara April 30, 2010, 6:35 pm

    I can’t wait to try that recipe. This weekend, I am running my FIRST HALF MARATHON (in Pittsburgh!). I’m SO excited but also super nervous because this morning, I woke up under the weather. ๐Ÿ™ I have sinus issues and a little fever I think. Think positive thoughts that I’ll be strong enough to run it come Sunday. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Natalie @ Keep It Sassy April 30, 2010, 7:06 pm

    That looks DELICIOUS! I’ll definitely have to try this next time I pick up an eggplant. No weekend plans here, I have class tomorrow from 9-4! As much as I love the class I’m in, I’m not a fan of the every other Saturday schedule we’ve got going on this quarter.

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) April 30, 2010, 7:33 pm

    I am not doing a big race, but my hubby is doing a tri on Sunday.

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) April 30, 2010, 8:04 pm

    I have my second half marathon tomorrow eeeeeeeek

  • Alyssa April 30, 2010, 8:21 pm

    My big plans include continuing to work on my honors thesis! I’m in the middle of the body section and the goal is to have it done by next Friday, eek! :S On top of all the other homework/paper/test I have next week, fun stuff ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Amanda (modernation) April 30, 2010, 8:30 pm

    No big races (saving that for our ride in 3 weeks!) but volunteering at the Girls on the Run 5K tomorrow and so excited. I used to coach for GOTR, but wasn’t able to when we moved. So excited to see those 8-12 year old girls cross the finish line empowered and PROUD. Will definitely be bringing a stack of post its and a pen!

    • Caitlin April 30, 2010, 9:04 pm

      i am super excited to meet you!!!

  • Mary April 30, 2010, 8:37 pm

    This looks delish! megan’s looks great too! I might just have to make my own ๐Ÿ™‚

  • cassie April 30, 2010, 8:45 pm

    pizza looks really good.. like you i have no plans today and i’m so happy.. i have had back to back busy weekends..

  • justine April 30, 2010, 8:47 pm

    i have to say, your pancake truffles almost look like ferrero rochers! esp their new coconut ones. i would so make them IF i had an oven! do you reckon dehydrators could work?

    • Caitlin April 30, 2010, 9:04 pm

      honestly, i have no idea ๐Ÿ™ let me know if it turns out!

  • Taylor April 30, 2010, 9:14 pm

    I’m running my first half marathon on Sunday!

  • Kath April 30, 2010, 9:49 pm

    GENIUS!!!

  • Fallon May 1, 2010, 12:50 am

    OMG the eggplant pizza idea is wonderful! I can’t wait to try this. Artichokes and garbanzo beans would make a good filling.

  • Jessica Lee May 1, 2010, 1:44 am

    I just saw this recipe in a magazine somewhere…forgot where. looks good though!!

  • Wei-Wei May 1, 2010, 6:56 am

    Yumm! That’s genius! I’ve also heard of eggplant lasagne (or was it zucchini?), with eggplant slices replacing the noodles. It’s similar to this, I guess? This eggplant pizza sort of reminds me of stuffed potatoes… well I guess it’s the tomato sauce and cheese that made it pizza-like! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Wei-Wei

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers May 1, 2010, 9:56 am

    Weekends with nothing you HAVE to do are the best- enjoy it!

  • Jenn (from j3nn.net) May 1, 2010, 10:24 am

    Holy moly, I was just thinking about stuffed eggplant yesterday! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ That looks AMAZING!! Yummm

    Jenn

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