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Eggplant Turnovers

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  Vegetable cooking spray 1
  Eggplant 1 Pound, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch slices
  Finely chopped plum tomatoes 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped green pepper 3 Tablespoon
  Chopped purple onion 3 Tablespoon
  Minced fresh parsley 2 Tablespoon
  Minced fresh basil 1 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Commercial frozen phyllo pastry 12 , thawed
  Shredded part skim mozzarella cheese 1 1⁄2 Ounce (1/4 Cup Plus 2 Tablespoons)
  Reduced calorie margarine 1 Teaspoon, melted

Coat grill rack with cooking spray; place on grill over medium-hot coals.
Coat eggplant slices with cooking spray.
Place eggplant slices on rack, and cook 7 minutes on each side or until tender.
Chop eggplant, and place in a medium bowl.
Add tomato and next 6 ingredients; toss gently.
Add olive oil, and toss gently.
Place 1 sheet of phyllo on wax paper (keep remaining phyllo covered).
Coat phyllo with cooking spray.
Top with another sheet of phyllo, and coat with cooking spray.
Cut phyllo in half lengthwise; place 1 half on top of the other, forming 4 layers.
Place one-sixth of eggplant mixture at base of phyllo stack; sprinkle 1 tablespoon mozzarella cheese over eggplant mixture.
Fold right bottom corner of phyllo over filling, making a triangle.
Continue folding back and forth into a triangle to end of sheet.
Place triangle, seam side down, on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
Repeat process with remaining phyllo, eggplant mixture, and mozzarella cheese.
Brush triangles with melted margarine.
Bake at 425° for 15 to 18 minutes or until golden.
Let cool 5 minutes on wire racks; serve warm.

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Eggplant Turnovers Recipe