Eggplant Appetizers with Mozzarella

Eggplant Appetizers with Mozzarella

By 15/03/2013

It's Friday! After a glorious day with sunshine yesterday, today we are are back to gray skies and rain. My only consolation is that spring is just around the corner and my other consolation is that I can always cook to keep smiling. Easy and cheap 😉

Last night I had some people over for dinner and I gave them an appetizer with eggplant. It is nice to greet your guests with a glass of bubbly and a little nibble (strictly no drink without food!) when they arrive. Like this you can guarantee a big smile on their face!

This can also make an excellent starter and it will take just about 20 minutes to prepare. You can use other cheese instead of mozzarella and add a little bit of chilly if you would like to add a bit of "heat" to it

Make sure you have plenty of fresh crunchy bread to go with it.

  • Prep Time : 35 minutes
  • Cook Time : 15- 20 minutes



Slice the eggplant about 1,5 cm thick. Sprinkle them with salt and let them rest for 10-15 minutes. Then absorb the water they have released with a kitchen towel


Brush them with a little olive oil


Heat a griddle pan until hot then cook the eggplant on both sides for about 10 minutes to soften them up

Eggplant Appetizer Recipe

Chop the olives, capers, tomatoes, mozzarella and mint

Eggplant Appetizer Recipe

Mix them up together in a  bowl with the olive oil and vinegar and put them on top of the sliced eggplant

Eggplant Appetizer Recipe

Enjoy with some crunchy rustic bread!

Eggplant Appetizer Recipe

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15 Responses to Eggplant Appetizers with Mozzarella

  1. Nora

    I’m bookmarking this recipe, so tasty and delicious. Brilliant for the summer as appetizers before a BBQ!

  2. la cucina di Molly

    Un antipasto perfetto e sfizioso da presentare a una cena con amici, brava! Buon fine settimana, ciao!

  3. Javelin Warrior

    Seems to be gray skies everywhere these days :/ But you’re right, cooking always makes me happy! This sounds and looks delicious, Alida. What a fresh and tasty appetizer… Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Alida

      And you are very welcome Mark!

  4. Jasna

    Great looking dish…
    I thought I lost you, as I couldn’t open all your links;-(

  5. Mich Piece of Cake

    These look so delicious, Alida! I really love these colourful and healthy canapes… by the way, I can’t comment on yourlatest post as comments are closed.

    • Alida

      Thank you Mich. And thank you for letting me know about the comments being off. I cannot seem to be able to turn them on. These IT problems drive me crazy!

  6. My Italian SmörgÄsbord

    ma non ti ho commentato su queste meraviglie? amazing! this may be one of my favorire cominations ever! and I love love love the mini-bites idea. would look great in a cooking book.

    • Alida

      Thank you so much Barbara! To answer your last question, if you like to get my posts by email you can just sign up to the newsletter on the right hand side of the blog. X

  7. la cucina di Molly

    Ciao Alida, non riesco piĂč a commentarti, i commenti risultano chiusi! Un abbraccio

    • Alida

      Ciao Molly, ho dei problemi sul sito.. spero di risolverli presto! Ciao

  8. Bread and Companatico

    dear, I am dying to comment on your amazing savoiardi but your comments are closed on that post (?). baci. barbara

    • Alida

      Thanks for letting me know, I have some problems with the comments. Hoping to solve them soon! XX

  9. Jasna

    Just letting you know that I couldn’t leave comment on your newest posts (‘Commenting closed’)

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