Eggplant parmesan is always a special treat, but it's even better served up on a slice of grilled focaccia bread!

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


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  • Halve bread horizontally. (Reserve one half for another use.) Brush eggplant slices with oil.

  • For a charcoal or gas grill, grill bread, cut side down and eggplant slices on the greased rack of a covered grill directly over medium-hot heat 4 minutes (check bread after 3 minutes and remove if it's toasted). Turn eggplant slices. Remove bread. Add tomato slices to grill. Grill eggplant and tomato 3 to 5 minutes more or until eggplant is tender and tomatoes are slightly charred. Meanwhile, sprinkle mozzarella cheese over toasted side of bread; if needed to melt cheese, return bread to grill, placing it cheese side up. Cut bread into four wedges.

  • To serve, spoon 2 tablespoons marinara sauce onto each bread portion. Top each with an eggplant slice and a tomato slice. Top with basil; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

273.6 calories; protein 11.5g 23% DV; carbohydrates 31g 10% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 5g 20% DV; sugars 7.5g; fat 12.1g 19% DV; saturated fat 3g 15% DV; cholesterol 10.1mg 3% DV; vitamin a iu 1007.9IU 20% DV; vitamin c 11.7mg 20% DV; folate 135.1mcg 34% DV; calcium 182.8mg 18% DV; iron 2.6mg 14% DV; magnesium 42.9mg 15% DV; potassium 538.1mg 15% DV; sodium 592.1mg 24% DV.