Grilled Eggplant Pizza

Grilled eggplant topped with with lots of herbs and a lemony garlic vinaigrette on a cauliflower pizza crust

Grilled Eggplant Pizza

Simple, Flavorful and Satisfying!

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This simple pizza was inspired by an absolutely divine Grilled Eggplant side dish from Fine Cooking.  My husband and I love eggplant so we decided to turn into a meal.

It is simply a cauliflower pizza crust, topped with grilled eggplant, then topped with lemony shallots, feta, fresh mint and cilantro and drizzled with a lemony-garlicky-cumin vinaigrette.

The combination was fresh, flavorful and so satisfying!

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Grilled Eggplant Pizza

Grilled Eggplant topped with lots of herbs, feta and a lemony garlic vinaigrette a cauliflower pizza crust. Eggplant seasoning adapted from Fine Cooking.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Sides, Dinner
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 1 pizza
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family


  • 1 Cauliflower pizza crust or gluten-free pizza crust of your choice. We used Califlour Foods

Lemony Garlic Vinaigrette & Lemony Shallots

  • 1 small clove garlic minced
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon. fresh lemon juice divided
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds light crushed with a back of a spoon
  • Pinch cayenne
  • 1 small shallot very finely diced


  • 1 large eggplant or 2-3 small ones cut into 1/4 inch-thick slices
  • 3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil; more as needed
  • Kosher salt.


  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped


Lemony Garlic Vinaigrette

  • In a liquid measuring cup, add minced garlic, sprinkle with salt, and mash into a paste with the back of a spoon. Add 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Whisk the olive oil, cumin, and cayenne into the garlic mixture. Season to taste with salt and additional cayenne if desired.

Lemony Shallots

  • Combine the shallot with the remaining 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice and a pinch of salt in another bowl and let sit for 10 minutes.

Grilled eggplant:

  • Brush both sides of the eggplant slices with olive oil and season with salt. Place eggplant on a grill tray and grill over medium high heat until golden-brown grill marks form, 3-4 minutes. Turn the eggplant and grill until tender and grill marks form on the second sides, approximately 3 to 4 minutes more. (The interior should be grayish and soft rather than white and hard). Alternatively, use an indoor grill pan, 3-4 minutes each side.

Cauliflour Pizza Crust

  • While the eggplant grills, prepare pizza crust according to package.


  • Top prepared pizza with grilled eggplant slices.
  • Then top eggplant with the shallots, feta, and herbs.
  • Whisk the vinaigrette one more time and drizzle it on top.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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