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Baked Eggplant with Pesto

#Eggplant #Pesto #Homemade #CucinaDelloZio - garish w/parsley

Baked Eggplant with Pesto
Melanzane al Forno Con Pesto
by James Belardo

Eggplant is a wonderful and healthy nightshade vegetable used by many different cultures. This particular take puts on the Italian flair, adding fresh pesto, tomato and mozzarella to eggplant we have a beautiful side dish reminiscent of Eggplant Parmigiana, without the time consuming work!.

Ingredients
1-2 eggplants, cut into 1/2 inch slices,
Pesto – Basil and Pine Nu(try our recipe)
Tomato slices
Mozzarella (Fior di Latte)
Salt
Peperoncino Fiocchi (hot pepper flakes) – optional

Directions

1. Clean and slice eggplant, crosscut the slices of eggplant and brush both sides with olive oil.
#Eggplant #Pesto #Homemade #CucinaDelloZio - slice 1/2 inch thick #Eggplant #Pesto #Homemade #CucinaDelloZio - score #Eggplant #Pesto #Homemade #CucinaDelloZio - brush with olive oil

2. Place on baking pan, sprinkle some salt and spread pesto on top along with the (optional) hot pepper flakes.
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3. Preheat oven to 400F and bake until eggplant begins to soften.
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4. Remove from oven and drizzle with some olive oil.
#Eggplant #Pesto #Homemade #CucinaDelloZio - after 30+/- min remove drizzle w/olive oil

5. Add tomato slices with a dab of pesto and a bit of mozzarella on top, return to oven, set to broil and let cook until the cheese begins to brown.
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5. garnish with fresh flat-leaf parsley.
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Enjoy

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Written by Zio James

September 19, 2016 at 3:13 PM

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