Aubergine mini pizzas

So this post is totally dedicated to my 2017 summer, which I spent mostly on the island of Vir, Croatia. Almost a month, I was away from home, enjoying the sun and the most beautiful Adriatic sea, cooking all kinds of recipes – mostly with the homegrown vegetables we had at our vacation home. That was the first time I made Aubergine mini pizzas which blew my mind with the simplicity of the recipe and the amazing flavour.

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Like any pizza, when it comes to aubergines, you can use any combination of toppings, from vide variety of vegetables to the classic ham and cheese. When I opened the fridge that morning I found homemade salami from friends of ours and knew it was going to pair well with the other toppings. Trust me the sky is the limit considering toppings when it comes to these pizzas. Not only are they delicious, but as I mentioned they’re the perfect summer snack/treat.

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A few interesting facts about aubergines:

  • There are quite a few names for aubergines : Brinjal in India, Berenjena in Spain, Eggplant in the US, Patlican in Turkey and Melanzana in Italy.
  • They can come in a few colours too, like white, green, the classic purple and purple with white stripes.
  • Aubergines belong to the potato and tomato family.
  • There is a tiny amount of nicotine in aubergines, approx. 0,01%.
  • The aubergine plant originally comes from Myanmar.

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Preparation: 30 min

Cook time: 30 min

Servings: 4


Ingredients

  • 1 kg aubergine, sliced
  • 50 g zucchini, finely sliced
  • 50 g mushrooms, chopped
  • 50 g cheese, chopped
  • 30 g salami, sliced
  • 50 g tomatoes, chopped
  • Olive oil

Pizza tomato sauce:

  • 100 ml tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • Salt & pepper to taste

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How to

  1. Take a small sauce pan for the pizza tomato sauce and heat olive oil over low heat, add tomato sauce, oregano, basil, some salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and remove from heat.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200 °C, sprinkle some olive oil over a large baking tray.
  3. Place sliced aubergines over a baking tray. Sprinkle some olive oil over them and spread over the pizza tomato sauce. Top them off with chopped mushrooms, cheese, tomatoes, sliced salami and zucchini.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven for about 30 min until cheese melts and all the topping combine. Enjoy!

 

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40 Comments Add yours

  1. Very interesting and great combinations! I would give it to go when having visitors ☺️ Very nice!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks 🙂 share any feedback if you do!

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      1. Hello Kreso! I just wanted to let you know that I have tried them during the weekend as our friends arrived and – simply amazing! 🙂 Thank you again for great inspiration 🙂

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      2. chefkreso says:

        Thanks, I’m so happy to hear it, really made my day!! 😀

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      3. I am glad! 🙂 It has definitely become part of my menu!

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  2. Looks good! Very creative recipe 👌

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you, I just love it 🙂

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  3. Jodi says:

    How much fun for you Kreso! I’ve never heard of aubergine, so I will look it up. Still learning new things even in my 50s! 🙂

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  4. Jodi says:

    Oh – it is what we call eggplant! I know that 🙂 Great idea to make into pizzas!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Yeah, I wrote all the names it’s known by in the interesting facts section.. 😀

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  5. Innovative way to make pizza. I must try this!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you, you must!! 😀

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  6. Wow those look fantastic! what a fun summer that must have been!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      It really was, can’t wait for this one to come! 😀

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  7. Such a delicious combination of flavors. 🙂

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  8. These sound fantastic. I like the topping you have done 🙂 We mainly call them Brinjal here in South Africa. Thanks for the reminder, I need to make these again ! Have a great weekend.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks for the interesting fact, didn’t know you make them in South Africa 🙂 Thanks for checking my version out!

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  9. Lea Hogg says:

    What an interesting idea 🙂

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you, glad you like it! 🙂

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  10. fattsoo says:

    I love aubergines, this looks great!

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  11. Very interesting… Lovely recipe

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  12. How did I not know about this??? It sounds phenomenal. 😋

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks, give it a try asap, it’s such a great idea! 😀

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      1. You can count on it, Chef Kreso. 🦋

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  13. Adrianne says:

    These look really good and ‘healthy’ compared to the usual pizza base!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      They really are, and a great party snack, give them a try when friends come over 😀

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  14. Interesting. Looks delicious/

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  15. My Real Dish says:

    My gluten-free self LOVES these! So excited to make them!!!!!!!!!!!

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  16. Nice job! Looks delicious!

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  17. Nisha Sharma says:

    I am loving the sound of this, will try this for sure. I went to Croatia too last year🤩😀

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Did you like Croatia? Where did you visit? 🙂

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      1. Nisha Sharma says:

        Yeah loved it. It is so beautiful. I visited Dubrovnik, Split, Hvar, Bol, Zadar, Plitvice and Zagreb. Missed Pula and some other places and would love to come back😀

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      2. chefkreso says:

        Those are all nice places, you must’ve had an amazing time, and I wish you get a chance to visit again 🙂

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