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Cheese and Pesto Eggplant Recipe

Cheese and Pesto Eggplant

Eggplant laced with Parmesan cheese and baked in pesto with olives.

  • Total Cook Time 40 mins
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time 30 mins
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Easy

Ingredients of Cheese and Pesto Eggplant

  • 1 medium sized eggplant, cut into thin slices and lightly salted
  • 1 small bowl Parmesan or cheddar cheese (You can mix both), grated
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 medium bowl of pesto sauce
  • 10-13 sliced olives
  • For the pesto sauce:
  • 1 big Tbsp pine nuts
  • 1/2 tsp garlic paste
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 1/2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 1 big Tbsp butter

How to Make Cheese and Pesto Eggplant

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1.
Cut the eggplant rounds into triangles or keep whole.
2.
Dip each eggplant in egg wash and then press on to the cheese (only on one side).
3.
Heat the olive oil and lightly place each eggplant with cheese till slightly brown.
4.
Now layer the eggplant in a casserole and top with pesto. Sprinkle the thinly sliced olives on top. You can make a few layers one on top of each other.
5.
Bake in oven till pesto is warm.
6.
Serve.

For the pesto sauce:

1.
Blend all ingredients in the given order.
2.
Start with pine nuts and garlic. Then add basil and olive oil. Blend. Add pepper and salt. Lastly add butter and Parmesan and give a final blend.
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