by Zars Kitchen Admin

Meatless happiness right here guys… these little bites of deliciousness turned out so AMAZING!! 

Have you tried smoked mozzarella?  If not YOU NEED TO!!… NEXT LEVEL smokiness flavour!! 

Scarmoza is a super stretchy aged, dried version of mozzarella, I love that it’s sold on @ocadouk, otherwise available at specialty food shops or online.  If you can’t find scarmoa then buffalo mozzarella work just as well in this recipe.


Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 2 Eggplants, sliced into discs about 1cm thick
  • Rapeseed or olive oil spray (I used basil flavoured Rapeseed)
  • Sea salt flakes and ground black pepper
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tin Crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp Tomato ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Mixed Italian herbs
  • 150g Scamorza (smoked mozzarella), shredded or buffalo mozzarella
  • 20 fresh Basil leaves, torn
  • 3-4 tbsp Ve-du-ya or Nduja


  1. Lay the slices of aubergine on a plate and spray/ brush with oil
  2. Pre heat your air-fryer to 200C, cook the eggplant for 15 mins until starting to crisp at, turn once in between cooking.  Alternatively grill in the oven until until charred.  Set aside to cool
  3. To make the tomato sauce - Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a saucepan over medium high heat and sauté the onion until soft, add the garlic and sauté another minute
  4. Tip in the tin of crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, ketchup and mixed herbs, bring to a boil then turn the heat down to low and simmer for half an hour until all the flavours develop. Set aside to cool
  5. Add 1 tbsp of tomato sauce to each eggplant slice, add a few torn basil leaves, top with some shredded mozzarella then dot with the ve-du-ya or Nduja
  6. Place back into a preheated 200C air fryer or under the grill for a couple of minutes until golden and bubbling
  7. Enjoy!
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