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.

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

25 mins
15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • Brush eggplant slices with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and sprinkle with the remaining garlic powder mixture.

  • 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.)

  • Place eggplant slices on top of toasted bread slices. Top with tomato mixture.

Nutrition Facts

1 open-face burger
201 calories; protein 7g; carbohydrates 19g; dietary fiber 4g; sugars 3g; fat 11g; saturated fat 4g; cholesterol 17mg; vitamin a iu 145IU; vitamin c 4mg; folate 16mcg; calcium 161mg; iron 1mg; potassium 206mg; sodium 506mg.

1 fat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 high-fat protein