Mini Eggplant Pizzas with Homemade Tomato Sauce

So I was at the market buying my weekly veggies and I came across eggplants. I never buy eggplants. In fact, I think this was the first time. But they looked so pretty I thought what the heck I'll buy it and figure out what to use it for later. On the drive home it dawned on me, eggplant pizza… Brilliant!

I had no idea eggplant pizza was a "thing". I swear to you I thought that I was a genius and would be responsible for some sort of veggie pizza revolution. Well, as it turns out, I was wrong. It's actually a quite popular dish and I totally understand why. It's delicious, requires minimal effort, AND is entirely made up of veggies. Score. 

I eat this dish as an entree but it would make a great appetizer too!

Serving Size: 3-4

What You'll Need:

  • 1 large eggplant, cut into half-inch slices
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 cup spinach leaves, chopped if desired
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Directions:

Sauce

  1. In a medium-sized sauce pan, combine 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, tomatoes, garlic, onion powder, and water
  2. Cook over medium heat for 7-10 minutes, until desired consistency
  3. Cover and set aside

Pizza

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and brush both sides of eggplant slices with the oil
  3. Arrange eggplant slices flat on a large non stick baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes, flipping them once at 4 minutes 
  4. Top slices with tomato sauce, spinach, and mushroom
  5. Bake for another 4 minutes. Serve immediately