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Roast Eggplant with Mozzarella & Herb Relish
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This has to be one of top 5 best side dishes I have made to date. That is a big call from me I have to say. Eggplant is one of the most versatile and most used vegetables in my kitchen. I am also the biggest sucker for baba ghanoush with is a middle eastern dip, so I kind of stemmed this dish from that as well as an Italian addition of mozzarella and a gorgeous herby, tangy dressing to accompany it.
- 3 medium eggplants, sliced in half
- 1 whole fresh mozzarella cheese, torn
- 1/4 cup walnuts
- 1/2 cup finest diced green capsicum
- 1/4 cup finely diced spring onion
- 1/4 cup roughly chopped flat leaf parsley
- 1/4-1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes
- 1-2 cloves of garlic, crushed
- 1/2 teaspoon sumac
- Juice of 1/2 a lemon
- 1-2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
- Handful of fresh mint to garnish
- Pre heat oven at 200C fan forced. Line a baking tray.
- Slice eggplants lengthways and make diagonal incisions into flesh, ensuring you don’t pierce through the skin. Place on lined baking tray and season with salt and a generous drizzle of olive oil all over eggplant. Bake flesh down uncovered for 30 minutes, or until soft and cooked through.
- While eggplant is roasting, combine all dressing ingredients in a bowl.
- When eggplant has cooked, allow to cool for 10-15 minutes before scooping flesh out onto a serving plate.
- Drizzle 1/4 of the dressing over the eggplant.
- Layer the eggplant with torn pieces of mozzarella and drizzle the remaining dressing over the top.
- Layer with fresh mint leaves and enjoy.
- Leave chilli out if you do not want added heat to the dish.
- Replace walnuts with toasted pine nuts
- Top with fresh pomegranate
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