eggplant – Recipe

grilled eggplant with basil-scallion hummus, olives, mini san marzanos and feta

Eggplants
grilled eggplant stack
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Ingredients
  • 1 Lb (454 G) – Village Farms eggplant
  • 1 Lb (454 G) – Village Farms heavenly villagio marzano® tomatoes
  • ½ Cup (120 G) – Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Cup (200 G) – Chick peas
  • ¾ Cup (12 G) – Fresh basil
  • ½ Bunch (40 G) – Scallions
  • 1 Ea (2 G) – Garlic clove
  • 1 Lemon, juice & zest
  • ¾ Cup (175 G) – Pitted kalamata olives
  • ¼ Cup (35 G) – Pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ Cup (56 G) – Feta cheese
  • 1 Tbsp (1 G) – Dill
  • 1 Tbsp (2 G) – Black pepper
  • 1 Tsp (1 G) – Sea salt
Instructions
  1. Cut eggplant into ½” thick discs and saturate with olive oil.
  2. Grill eggplant discs quickly on very hot bbq or cast iron pan; remove & cool.
  3. Chop ½ of the scallion into ½” rings – reserve rest for hummus.
  4. Purée chick peas with remaining olive oil, basil, scallion, garlic, lemon juice and zest.
  5. Cut mini san marzano tomatoes into thin coins.
  6. Spread hummus onto eggplant discs.
  7. Dress with mini san marzano tomatoes, olives, scallion rings and feta cheese.
  8. Re-season and drizzle with olive oil just prior to serving.

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