Eggplant Tomato Bake Finished Dish

This Eggplant Tomato Bake is very little work for how delicious it is! It’s almost reminds me of traditional ratatouille. However here, I only used eggplant which I ‘stuffed’ with tomato slices. I excluded zucchini here but this of course can be added. Within the tomato sauce, I added in onions, peppers and mushrooms to add flavour. Most importantly, my Za’atar seasoning was a major element here! I sprinkled some within each eggplant slice and over the entire vegetable. It added a nutty sesame flavour which was really nice. Let me know what you think of the Za’atar addition!

Serving Suggestions:

You can either eat this eggplant tomato bake as a full meal, or as a side dish. If you are serving this as a side dish as opposed to an entire meal, the same quantity would serve four people as opposed to two.

Step-by-Step:

Before Baking

Adding the Cheese to Melt

Eggplant Tomato Bake Finished Dish 2

Eggplant Tomato Bake

Eggplant Tomato Bake is cheesy and delicious. Perfect for a meat-less warming evening meal and to use up all those fresh local ingredients!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: side dish, vegetarian
Servings: 2
Calories: 414kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 eggplants
  • 1 tomato
  • ยฝ cup grated cheese (60 g) mozzarella or Parmesan
  • 2 tbsp Za'atar seasoning
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper

Sauce:

  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 small onion
  • 1/2 pepper
  • 1 cup mushrooms (75 g)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 6 basil leaves, chopped
  • salt & pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400F (200 c).
  • For the sauce, finely chop the onion, pepper, garlic, mushrooms, and basil.
  • Fry the garlic, onions and peppers to soften (around 7 minutes). Add the mushrooms and basil leaves. Pour the sauce into a baking dish.
  • Cut the eggplant width-ways without cutting all the way through. Slice the tomato into rings.
  • Place the eggplants into the baking dish.
  • Brush a little olive oil into each eggplant slice, sprinkle a little Za'atar and add a slice of tomato. Drizzle a little olive oil on top.
  • Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and add the grated cheese and remainder Za'atar. Cook for another 10-15 minutes or more until the eggplant is tender. Garnish with mint leaves or basil leaves (can be dried).

Notes

eggplant bake recipe nutrition label

Recommended for this Recipe:

Za’atar Seasoningย – a fragrant and extremely versatile seasoning blend. Made from a combination of oregano, thyme, sumac, roasted sesame seeds and salt.

* If you live in Paphos or Limassol, Cyprus and don’t want to pay the delivery, we can arrange to meet and drop your order to you somewhere!

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