My husband loved this - I followed this recipe but did substitute mozzarella for the cheddar and added 1/4 c grated parmesan. I thought this was quite good and a great way to use up some extra eggplant from the garden. I'm thinking you could easily add cooked chicken to this to make a one dish meal. I would not hesitate to use this as a vegetarian main dish as written.<br/>Had a nice bottle of Malbec with this - it was a great dinner.
My husband & I both thought this tasted great. It remined me of a middle eastern eggplant salad only warm. I used fresh & not dried herbs as that's all I had. My 16 year old thought this was pretty good & would have given it 4 stars, my 10 year old does not yet have a developed palate- my suggestion would be to save this dish for adults who can really appreciate it!