Grilled Vegetable Napoleon

Description:

This recipe uses non-fat plain Greek yogurt to stretch the goat cheese. This also works for cream cheese! You still get the great flavor and texture of the cheese without all of the extra fat.

Serving Size:

1 Napoleon
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Nutritional Facts:

Calories: 175.0
Total Fat: 7.0g
Saturated Fat: 2.8g
Carbohydrate: 19.0g
Fiber: 4.0g
Protein: 12.0g
Cholesterol: 10.0mg
Sodium: 90.0mg

Instructions:

  1. Preheat an indoor or outdoor grill.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar and ground black pepper.
  3. Add sliced zucchini, squash, bell pepper and eggplant to marinade and let sit for 5 minutes.
  4. Grill the vegetables about 2-3 minutes on both sides.
  5. Once grilled, cut the zucchini, eggplant and squash in half width-wise so that you have 8 pieces of each and set aside to cool.
  6. In a medium bowl, whisk together goat cheese, yogurt, garlic, oregano and ground black pepper.
  7. Lay 1 piece of eggplant on a plate, top with 1 heaping Tbsp of cheese mixture, top that with two slices of zucchini, then top with another heaping Tbsp of cheese mixture. Top that with 1 slice of bell pepper then another heaping Tbsp of cheese mixture. Top that with two slices of yellow squash, then another heaping Tbsp of cheese mixture and then the other slice of eggplant. Sprinkle with 1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil. Repeat process for three more Napoleons.

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp Olive Oil
2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
¼ tsp ground black pepper
1 medium zucchini, sliced lengthwise into 4 slices
1 medium yellow squash, sliced lengthwise into 4 slices
1 orange bell pepper, sliced into 4 slices
1 small eggplant, sliced lengthwise into 4 slices
¼ cup goat cheese, softened
1 cup non fat, plain Greek yogurt
1 clove garlic, minced or grated
1 Tbsp minced fresh oregano
¼ tsp ground black pepper
¼ cup chopped fresh basil


 Source: diabetes.org

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