I bought an eggplant. Yes, that's a cause for celebration. You see, Tim's not exactly an eggplant kind of guy. So since he's out of town, I've been eating all the eggplant I can get. Nothing too complicated, and no eggplant parm, which is rather unfortunate, but I'm too hungry to take the time to make it when meal time arrives.
This afternoon I decided to fill a couple pitas. Not really a recipe, but delicious nonetheless. First I grilled the eggplant (ok, I lied. I george foreman'ed the eggplant) & sprinkled with salt & pepper. I just used two thick slices - one slice for each 1/2 pita. The eggplant was really quite delicious "grilled" & I'm sure I'll do it again soon.
For the 1st 1/2 pita, I spread red pepper hummus & stuffed it with the eggplant & some fresh spinach. I then put the pita back into the "grill" for a few minutes.
For the 2nd 1/2 pita, I spread some pesto on the inside & stuffed it with the eggplant. I also took some mozzarella & spread it on top of the eggplant.
They were both delicious. I thought for sure that I'd prefer the indulgent pesto mozzarella, but I actually liked them both equally. A perfect midafternoon meal. :)