Vegetable Napoleon

Cuisinart original

These “napoleons” make a beautiful presentation and will be sure to impress any crowd.


Makes 4 servings


  • ½ medium eggplant, cut into eight ⅓” rounds
  • ½ medium zucchini, sliced into four ⅓” slices (sliced on the bias)
  • ½ medium-large onion, cut into ⅓” rounds
  • 4 medium baby Portobello mushrooms, sliced into ½” pieces
  • 1 large tomato, cut into four ⅓” rounds
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 large basil leaves
  • 2 ounces soft goat cheese

Nutritional information

160 Calories (72% from fat) • carb.7g • pro. 4g • fat 13g • sat. fat 4g • chol. 5mg • sod. 350mg • calc. 35mg • fiber 3g


  1. Preheat the Cuisinart® Griddler® Junior, in the open position, to high. Add the vegetables to a large bowl; toss with the olive oil, salt and pepper. Arrange the eggplant, zucchini and onions evenly spaced on both sides of the preheated Griddler®. Grill 2-4 minutes per side. Add the mushrooms; grill about 1 minute per side. Reserve vegetables on a platter. Reduce the heat to low. Add the tomatoes; grill 30 seconds per side. Assemble napoleons. On either a platter or four individual plates, build the napoleons in the following order: eggplant, onion, basil, goat cheese, tomato, mushroom, zucchini, and finishing with another eggplant round.