Bouchees aubergine-9It’s no surprise that sometimes vegetables lack the appeal to be included in a party meal.  However, there are so many delicious ways to get them in! Enjoy these veggie appetizer ideas, simple and healthy!

Grilled Eggplant Canapé with tomato, fresh mozzarella and basil


  • 1 small eggplant
  • 60 mL of fresh mozzarella
  • 6 small tomatoes
  • A few fresh basil leaves (or oregano)
  • Pepper


  1. Slice the eggplant into slices 0.5 cm thickness (1/4 inch). Grill the slices on each side in a frying pan with a little bit of cooking oil.
  2. Thinly slice the fresh mozzarella and the tomatoes.
  3. Assemble the canapé by starting with the eggplant, then the mozzarella and then the tomato.
  4. Before serving, heat in the oven at 375F for a few minutes. Take them out, add a bit of basil and pepper.

You can eat the canapé as is or top the stack on a slice of grilled bread.

Here are a few other easy appetizers that only require 5 ingredients.Bouchees aubergine-2

Butternut squash and goat cheese crostini, from the food charlatan

Potato rosti with smoked salmon from Half your plate

Written by Marie-Ève Caplette, Registered Dietitian and Half Your Plate Campus ambassador

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