Prep 1 hr
Cook 5 mins
Tangy and sweet, who couldn't resist?
- 1 eggplant, large
- 1 tablespoon basil, chopped
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1⁄4 cup golden raisin, chopped coarsly
- salt, to taste
- black pepper, to taste
- 9 tablespoons chevre cheese
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 6 slices bread, toasted
- 18 basil leaves, plus
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, slivered for garnish
- 6 large tomatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- For the eggplant spread, pierce the eggplant in several places with the tines of a fork. Wrap in aluminum foil and bake for 1 hour. Unwrap the eggplant, let cook slightly, and cut it in half. Scoop the cooked pulp onto a cutting board, discarding as many seeds as possible. Coarsely chop the eggplant and plant it in a mixing bowl. Add the basil leaves, lemon zest, oil, and raisins. Combine well. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
- In another bowl, mix the chevre with 2 tablespoons of the oil and season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Preheat the broiler.
- Assemble the sandwiches. Divide the eggplant spread evenly atop the slices of toasted peasant bread. Cover evenly with the whole basil leaves. Spread the chevre mixture over the basil leaves and top each sandwich with a tomato slice. Brush the tomatoes with the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Place the sandwiches on a baking sheet and broil 3 to 4 inches from the heat source until the tomato just starts to brown, 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle the tops with the slivered basil and serve immediately.
made this with pita bread, did sub feta for the chevre. Delicious way to serve eggplant
I roasted the eggplant with last nights dinner and then assembled mine into cute little sandwiches for breakfast! Great flavors, I added extra lemon zest and loved the freshness it added. Made for ZWT 6 by an Unruly Under the Influence. Zingo!
This was a really good sandwich!! Not normally something I would go for but I am really glad I gave it a whirl! As I was making it I considered leaving the raisins out but decided to go with it based on some of the other feedback. I veganized the recipe by simply replacing the cheese with some The Best Tzatziki. I love, love, love the basil flavours and you know what? For someone who doesn't particularly like raisins, I think they really made the dish! Every now and then you would get a little burst of sweetness! Thanks Mulligan! Made for ZWT6 - Zingo (Voracious Vagabonds)