How to Select
Choose eggplants that are heavy for their size and without cracks. Its name is appropriately given considering the unique coloring of this eggplants skin. The fruits tend to be teardrop shaped and the coloring of their exterior skin a vivid and loosely striped violet with ivory white.
How to Store
Store eggplants in the refrigerator drawer for use within 5-7 days.
Fat free; cholesterol free; sodium free; low in calories and a good source of dietary fiber.
Servings: 8 Preparation Time: 30 Min Calories/Serving: 46
- 1 large or 2 small eggplants
- 1 medium tomato, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
- Slice eggplant in thin circles; bake in a baking dish at 350 degrees for 20 minutes
- Allow to cool then combine with remaining ingredients
- Spread on toasted baguette