1 large eggplant, thinly sliced
1/4 cup olive oil
1 loaf coarse peasant bread, sliced
8 ounces mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
2 large ripe tomatoes, sliced
10 fresh basil leaves, sliced into thin shreds
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon GOLDEN BLOSSOM HONEY
salt and pepper
How Honey Is Created
Honey is created when bees mix plant nectar, a sweet substance secreted by flowers, with their own bee enzymes.
Brush bread slices lightly with olive oil. Grill or broil quickly to just toast. Watching carefully so that the bread does not burn. Set aside.
To assemble, alternate eggplant slices, cheese slices and tomato slices in a circular pattern on a large plate. Sprinkle with basil. Whisk together balsamic vinegar, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and honey. Drizzle over vegetables and cheese. Sprinkle with salt and fresh ground pepper.
Put grilled bread slices in a basket and serve.