Meatless Monday’s Roasted Eggplant

ROASTED EGGPLANT WITH ‘YOGURT’ SAUCE
Serves two

INGREDIENTS:

1-2 medium-sized eggplants olive oil for brushing
2 Tbsp walnuts, roughly crushed
a large handful of pomegranate seeds
a large handful of basil leaves
sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper

Yogurt Sauce:

150g /5 oz coconut cream, the thick part only
1 garlic clove, finely crushed
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 ½ Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

¼ – ½ tsp Himalayan salt – or to taste

DIRECTIONS:

Combine the coconut cream, crushed garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and some salt. Whisk well to get a smooth, golden sauce. Taste for seasoning and chill until ready to use.

Cut the eggplants lengthwise into 1/2 inch slices. Brush both sides with oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill on a very hot griddle pan until soft and golden brown, then flip over and fry the other side until golden brown as well. Alternatively, roast for 20-30 minutes at 425 F.

To serve, layer the roasted eggplant slices onto a serving dish, slices slightly overlapping. Drizzle with yogurt, sprinkle with toasted walnuts, torn basil leaves and pomegranate seeds.

Photo & Recipe Courtesy of www.thechalkboardmag.com

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