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Vegetarian Eggplant Naan Pizza with Cilantro Jalapeno Pesto

Pair homemade cilantro jalapeno pesto with roasted eggplant and you have a vegetarian naan pizza that will blow your mind!
Prep Time14 mins
Cook Time16 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Entrees
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Vegetarian
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 413kcal


The pesto

  • 1 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 large garlic clove minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced seeded jalapeno pepper
  • 2 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

The Pizza

  • 1 medium eggplant cut into ⅓-inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 pieces naan whole wheat or regular, store-bought or homemade
  • ¼ teaspoon red chile flakes
  • 2 ounces fresh mozzarella thinly sliced


The Pesto:

  • In the bowl of a food processor or a blender, combine cilantro, garlic, jalapeno, lime juice, salt and pepper. Pulse to roughly chop. With the motor running, slowly pour in the olive oil. Blend until smooth.

The Ppizza:

  • Preheat the broiler. Set the rack 2 to 3 inches from the heat source.
  • Lay the eggplant pieces on a baking sheet lined with foil. Brush both sides of eggplant with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place eggplant under the broiler and cook until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Watch it carefully so it doesn't burn! Let cool on baking sheet for about 5 minutes.
  • Lower the oven rack to the middle setting and turn the oven to 425 degrees F. Place the naan pieces on an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Divide the pesto between the pieces of naan and spread evenly. Top with eggplant, overlapping the pieces slightly. Sprinkle with dried red chile flakes and top with mozzarella.
  • Place the pizzas in the oven and cook until cheese is melted and naan are starting to brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let rest for about 5 minutes. Cut into strips and serve.


Serving: 0.5Pizza | Calories: 413kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 810mg | Potassium: 303mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 470IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 0.5mg