Barbecue Mushrooms with Eggplant & Basil

  • Preparation: 10 mins
  • Cooking time: 10 mins
  • Serves: 4
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 8 small flat mushrooms (portobella or white flat)
  • 1 medium eggplant, cut into 1cm-thick slices
  • 2 vine ripe tomatoes, sliced
  • 4 bocconcini*, sliced
  • 1/3 cup basil leaves
  • Toasted Turkish bread, to serve or our favourite a fresh crunchy ciabatta loaf!

*bocconcini are fresh mozzarella cheese balls available from supermarkets and delicatessens.

  1. Preheat a greased barbecue plate on medium-high. Combine oil, garlic and salt and pepper in a small bowl. Brush both sides of mushrooms and eggplant with oil. Barbecue eggplant for 3 minutes on each side and mushrooms for 2 minutes on each side or until tender.
  2. To assemble; place mushrooms onto serving plates. Top evenly with vine ripened tomatoes, eggplant, bocconcini and basil leaves.
  3. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with toasted Turkish or crunchy ciabatta bread.