Eggplants! Do you like them? I am sure so many people don't, just like me 10 years ago! I used to dislike the taste and smell so much! The only way I could eat them was when they were blended with lots of tahini and lemon juice in the famous Baba Ghannouj recipe!
It wasn't until I started getting a little more creative in them and allowed them to surprise me with such delectable flavor when paired with the right ingredients!
This recipe here is so simple and easy to make, and that is the secret of eggplants, simple is best with them, until again you are dealing with Baba Ghannouj!
This recipe combine all my favorites ingredients: potatoes, tomatoes, basil and olive oil! The basic flavors of Mediterranean food, the food that is the closest to my heart!
Now the roasting time really depends on your oven, so keep a close eye!
Preparation time: 15 minutes
baking time: 30 minutes
servings: 4 to 6
2 big eggplants, cut lengthwise 1/2 inch each (keep the head on)
1/4 cup Olive oil
1/2 cup Heirloom cherry tomatoes
2 small purple potatoes cut in thin slices (or any kind of potatoes you prefer)
Sea salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
1 onion, cut into half moon slices
4 cloves of garlic, finely minced
1 tbsp avocado oil
Fresh Basil leaves
Line up a baking sheet with parchment paper, place the eggplants topped with tomatoes, potatoes, olive oil, sea salt and black pepper.
Bake at 375 for 30 minutes, then broil briefly (2 minutes).
Meanwhile sautée the onions & garlic:
Heat oil, add the onions and garlic and sauté until caramelized, on medium to high heat, make sure to watch and stir frequently.
When the eggplants a re ready, take them out of the oven, add some caramelized onions and fresh basil on top.
Enjoy as is, over some green salad , over your pasta dish or on toasted bread.
Do you have more ideas on how to swerve these rainbopw eggplants? Please share with me and if you remake this recipe, I would be so happy to see your recreation, for that, do not forget to snap a picture, share on your instagram page or story and tag @nathaliesader!
Lots of love and delicious food!