Cheesy Eggplant Burgers

Cheesy Eggplant Burgers

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Grilled eggplant slices topped with smoky Gouda cheese and herb-seasoned tomatoes make these vegetarian burgers into a dinner that even meat-lovers would enjoy.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup chopped, seeded tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh oregano
  • 2 teaspoons snipped fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 6½-inch slices eggplant
  • 6¾-ounce slices smoked Gouda cheese
  • 6½-inch slices whole-grain baguette, toasted


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  1. In a small bowl, combine garlic powder, pepper and salt. In another small bowl, combine half of the garlic powder mixture, tomatoes, 1 tablespoon oil, oregano, thyme and vinegar. Set aside.
  2. Brush eggplant slices with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and sprinkle with the remaining garlic powder mixture.
  3. For a charcoal grill, grill eggplant slices on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 6 to 8 minutes or just until tender and golden brown, turning once halfway through grilling and topping with the cheese slices for the last 2 minutes of grilling. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place eggplant slices on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as above, topping with cheese as directed.)
  4. Place eggplant slices on top of toasted bread slices. Top with tomato mixture.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 open-face burger
  • Per serving: 201 calories; 11 g fat(4 g sat); 4 g fiber; 19 g carbohydrates; 7 g protein; 16 mcg folate; 17 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 145 IU vitamin A; 4 mg vitamin C; 161 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 506 mg sodium; 206 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1 fat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable, ½ high-fat protein

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