Here we go! While you can still count on me to post things on the See Our Latest page, I have dedicated space here to post great "diet" recipes, the first of which is Baked Eggplant Chips. As is the case with most of my inventions, I was disappointed to discover that this was not my invention. Shoot! Oh, well, they're pretty tasty anyway. They can be accompanied by a low-fat dip, maybe yogurt-based, and I think I'll try that next time. But this one includes a pesto of spinach, cilantro (great for detoxing) and cashew. I actually felt like I was cheating, this was so good!
     One suggestion, I used a regular eggplant, so some pieces were really big. For a more uniform size, I would suggest a Japanese eggplant, and you can even use this recipe for zucchini!

Baked Eggplant Chips

1-2 eggplants, preferably Japanese variety
olive oil
sea salt

Slice eggplant, with a mandoline or other slicer, into 1/4" thick slices. Brush lightly both sides of each slice with olive oil. Place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet, and place slices on sheet. Bake at 400 for about twenty minutes. About ten minutes in, flip slices over and continue to bake until browned.

Pesto (pictured above): 
2 cups fresh spinach 
1 cup fresh cilantro 
1/2 cup cashews 
1-2 cloves garlic 
olive oil

Process spinach, cilantro, cashews and garlic in a food processor. Stream olive oil until desired consistency.
 


Pamela S
03/02/2012 7:07pm

I just pinned this on pinterest. Thanks! Hopefully it will drive some more traffic your way. Stop by and see it. http://pinterest.com/pammieinjammies/

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Betty Price
06/12/2014 4:22pm

Love veggie chips!

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03/03/2012 5:28am

Count me among the traffic from pinterest. These look tasty & I love the idea of cashews in pesto.

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03/03/2012 4:09pm

Pinned this on Pinterest...will be trying next week. Thanks for sharing.

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03/05/2012 9:50am

Just pinned this myself! Looks like an excellent new idea for eggplant!

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03/06/2012 11:15am

Oh my goodness, this looks amazing! Have to try!

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Missy
03/06/2012 1:12pm

I hae learned how to eat... Finally! Being raised in the South..You know Good Ole southern Cookin..Yep you guessed it. Fattening..to say the least. But how I have learned is through Take Shape For Life.. Dr. Anderson... Always on the look out for new ideas.. I tried these... Truly Amazing.. I roast all of my veggies now.. More Flavor! Thank You for sharing!

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Stacy
03/08/2012 10:59am

My husband made these last night and they were mushy. I was very disappointed because I thought they would be crispy. Any suggestions to make them crispy?

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09/27/2012 6:07am

Stacy, I would suggest slicing them thin, with a mandoline slicer, if that's not what you did before. Or bake longer... They won't turn out mushy, but they wont be perfectly crispy, either. If you want that, you may choose to finish them off with a short fry in peanut oil or lard. (Lard? YES. It is better for you than ANY vegetable oil on the market.)

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Denise
03/16/2012 12:22pm

just found you from Pintrest and posted your photo. A great Idea for us Atkins followers. Thanks for sharing. My nickname on Pintrest is foodjunkie1.

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Denise
03/16/2012 12:32pm

I just saw in the comments that someone had a problem with soggy chips. There's a trick I learned while baking zucchini sticks and that is to sprinkle some salt over the chips and let them sit on a clean towel for several hours (in the fridge) to get rid of the water. Then pat off the rest of the moisture and season and bake as usual. The zucchini sticks recipe is under "My Atkins Friendly" diet board on Pintrest.

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03/21/2012 8:16am

Pinned and re-pinned by several of my followers! Don't care if it is not original to you-it was original to me.

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nour
04/20/2013 8:43pm

Thanks for the tip :)

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04/08/2012 7:12pm

I pinned this on pinterest. I love Eggplant. Follow me http://pinterest.com/luxurypreneur/

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Michelle
04/08/2012 7:14pm

You can also check out my blog at http://twopinksinapod.blogspot.com/ we can exchange links.

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Jenny
05/01/2012 12:57pm

Yet another pinterest linker. Looks yummy and plan to try it tonight but with hummus since I don't have the things for the pesto unfortunately.

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Stephanie
05/21/2012 12:25pm

Another visitor from Pinterest. I love eggplant, have on in the fridge that I need to use and BOOM, now I know! Thanks so much!!

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05/28/2012 2:09pm

Did this last night! Was great ! Thanks

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07/09/2012 1:23pm

Great blog post.

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09/08/2012 12:55pm

So is the sea salt just there for moral support? :)

I'm cooking these right now.

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09/27/2012 6:08am

Oops. Salt to taste. They really don't need much salt, though. They're good enough on their own!

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Pamla
09/26/2012 8:42pm

I was thinking the same thing blake. Whats up with the sea salt?

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09/27/2012 6:09am

Use it to lightly salt the chips. You can do that before or after baking. Sorry for the omission.

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Crmuia
10/09/2012 2:26pm

Did this today & loved it. I sprinkled with granulated garlic. Got about 35 pieces using the Chinese/Japanese long eggplant. Next time I'll top (when cool) with creme fraiche & smoked quinoa caviar & see how that works. Thanks for getting my brain going!

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mom2ck
11/12/2012 1:40pm

can the eggplant chips be made ahead of time and kept in fridge.

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02/22/2013 6:53pm

Now that Is a chip I have never tried. Can't wait to give it a go!

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Julie
02/26/2013 12:13pm

How many calories are these?!

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03/14/2013 7:04pm

Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for this recipe... I have eggplant going bad and needed to figure-out something easy and healthy to do with it.. yum yum!!! I have an American egg plant I hope it turns out the same way :)

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04/07/2013 1:42pm

These chips are making my mouth water!! I made a batch of kale chips today but they were way too salty, that I had to pitch them out :( Paleo beginner fail :) hah

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07/05/2013 3:11pm

I will be pinning this. It looks great for phase 2 or 3 of the FMD. I wonder, though- how are they once they have cooled? You know how Kale Chips are great out of the oven but blah if you try them hours later- well, I wonder if thats the case here.

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08/03/2014 9:41pm

I love cilantro and always make sure there's plenty of it in the pico de gallo I make but I never knew it was a detoxifier. That's great news! I'll definitely try the chips and pesto.

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Rinna
08/19/2014 3:58am

Great idea for healthy snack!

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Laura Donaldson
08/28/2014 7:34am

I am so excited that I found this website, can't wait to start cooking :)

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