Preheat grill to high. If using a grill pan, place it over high heat on the stove.
Dry the eggplant by patting with a paper towel.
Drizzle with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and place on the grill.
Cook until dark grill marks appear, about 5 minutes per side. Remove from heat and set aside.
While the eggplant cools, whisk together ¼ cup of olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper in a medium size bowl.
Construct the salad by stacking or layering components: eggplant, tomato, mozzarella, eggplant, tomato, mozzarella, eggplant.
Spoon vinaigrette over and around the salad and garnish with basil.
Serve with crusty bread and enjoy!
How To Disgorge An Eggplant:
Eggplants are a loaded with water. In order to concentrate their flavor, place eggplant slices on a paper towel and lightly salt them. This will force the eggplant to secrete water while absorbing the salt, known as disgorging. Since there is less moisture in a disgorged eggplant, it won’t end up soggy on the grill! Be sure to implement this neat trick about one hour prior to using the eggplant.
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