Roasted Eggplant with Tomato and Feta
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And the tomatoes about 1/4 inch thick. Or thicker if you so prefer, I suppose.
Toss all of the eggplant with salt and let it sit in a colander in the sink for about 20-30 minutes. Rinse the eggplant of the salt and pat dry. Now, comes the fun part. Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon of an olive oil, basil, and garlic mixture. It’s going to seep into the eggplant and be delicious.
Top each eggplant with a few pieces of feta. Then place a tomato slice on top of each eggplant slice and then top with MORE feta.
Throw those beauts in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes.
Once they’re cooled briefly, top with a bit more julienne basil and they’re ready to eat!! Pretty easy, huh? This makes for the perfect light lunch! Roasted Eggplant with Tomato and Feta Ingredients: 1 medium eggplant 2 tablespoons sea salt 2 medium tomatoes, sliced into ~1/4 inch thick pieces 2 large cloves of garlic, minced 5 tablespoons of olive oil large handful of fresh basil leaves, finely chopped additional handful of basil, julienne 1 1/2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice Salt & Pepper to taste Directions: 1) Cut your eggplant into 1/3-1/2 inch thick slices. With a sharp knife, cut shallow lines across each slice of eggplant making sure not to cut all the way through (picture above). 2) Coat your eggplant in the salt and let sit in a colander in the sink for about 30 minutes to draw out some of the moisture. Place the eggplant slices on a greased baking sheet cut sides up (or lined with parchment paper). 3) After 30 minutes, rinse off the eggplant and pat it dry. 4) Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees F. 5) In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, garlic, basil, lemon juice, and salt & pepper. 6) Spoon 1/2 teaspoon of the olive oil/ basil mixture on top of each egg plant slice and spread it out evenly. 7) Top each eggplant with a few pieces of feta. Then place a tomato slice on top of each eggplant slice and then top with more feta. 8) Bake for about 15 minutes. Once out of the oven, top with some fresh julienne basil and ENJOY!