Sometimes I don't want to turn on the oven, so I've invested in a Toaster Oven - it's my favorite appliance!

This vegetable dish hits the spot. It's a great summer lunch or a light supper with a salad. Your post op meals DO NOT NEED TO BE ALL MEAT... lighten up and have some vegetables!


  • Eggplant - sliced into 1/2 inch rounds
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • Chopped fresh tomato
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Mozzarella cheese


Preheat oven to 450 degrees on Broil.

Arrange the eggplant on your vegetable cooking spray coated toaster oven sheet pan, brush each slice with olive oil, add pinches of salt and pepper and broil for 8 to 10 minutes until charred and soft.

Flip each round, drizzle with olive oil, season and broil 3 to 5 minutes. Remove.

Add chopped tomato, basil, mozzarella and broil until cheese is melted.

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