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Grilled Eggplant Bruschetta

    This is a perfect pass around summer appetizer. The eggplant rounds are a great replacement
    for the usual baguette bruschetta. You can grill the eggplant well in advance, they do not need
    to be served warm. You can make the bruschetta toping several hours ahead, just remember,
    never refrigerate tomatoes! Put it all together last minute.

    Step ONE
    For the Perfect Grilled Eggplant Rounds: Preheat the grill to med high.

    Step TWO
    Slice eggplants in 1/4 – 1/2 inch rounds, lay out on a large sheet of paper towel.

    Step THREE
    Sprinkle with sea salt and let stand for 20 minutes, the eggplant will sweat. Blot the slices dry with paper towel.

    Step FOUR
    Brush each slice of eggplant with olive oil on both sides (don’t miss spots).

    Step FIVE
    Grill the slices for about 5 minutes per side, the slices should be golden brown on each side and a little crispy, you may need more time. Place the rounds on a platter.

    Step SIX
    For the Bruschetta Mixture: Season the tomatoes with salt and put them in a colander to drain for 5-10 minutes (or longer). Transfer tomatoes to a bowl and fold in remaining ingredients, season with salt and freshly ground pepper.

    Step SEVEN
    Top each round with the bruschetta mixture.

    Perfect Grilled Eggplant Rounds
    2 small Eggplants
    Sea Salt for sprinkling
    Olive Oil for brushing on the eggplant

    Bruschetta Mixture
    1 box Cherry Tomatoes, each tomato
    sliced in 8 tiny pieces, chop 1/4 inch dice
    Sea Salt to taste
    1 clove Garlic, chopped finely
    1/2 tsp dried Oregano
    1 Green Onion, white and light green
    part only, chopped fine
    5-6 Basil Leaves, chopped finely
    1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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