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Greek Eggplant Wheels

by TT April 8th, 2013 | Appetizers, Recipes, Side Dishes, Tapas Monday
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eggplantI spent several days with my parents last week.  On my last evening there I decided to cook dinner for the three of us.  Knowing that my mom enjoys lamb and my dad doesn’t, I decided to make two types of meatballs: lamb for us and beef for my dad.  With lamb as the entrée, my mind immediately went to Greek-inspired dishes for the rest of the meal.  So, I made tzatziki in which to dip the meatballs and took a shortcut and bought pita bread.  For a vegetable side dish,  I was leaning toward eggplant.

I wanted to keep the meal light, as I was making a dessert to follow the meal.  Rather than breading the eggplant or making a stuffing, I opted to go with a lighter topping of tomatoes and feta.  Baked in the oven, there was time for the flavors to meld and for the feta to melt a little.  However, on a hot summer day, this dish could be served with a cold topping instead.

This side dish must have been a hit. With only three of us dining and a large eggplant being used, there were only two slices left when the meal was done.  This dish definitely will be making an appearance at a Tapas Monday in the near future.

Greek Eggplant Wheels


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Cook Time
20 min

Cook Time
20 min

Ingredients
  1. 1 medium eggplant, ends removed
  2. 2 small tomatoes, seeded
  3. 1/2 cup feta
  4. 1 tsp. dried basil
  5. salt & pepper
Instructions
  1. Heat large nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Slice eggplant into 1/2″ wide circles. Place 4 or 5 eggplant slices in pan and cook for 2-3 minutes per side or until tender. Remove from pan and repeat in batches until all slices are cooked.
  2. Chop tomato into bite-sized pieces. Combine tomatoes, crumbled feta, and basil in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Preheat oven to 375. Place eggplant slices on a rimmed baking sheet. Top each slice with 2-3 tablespoons of tomato mixture. Bake for 20 minutes.
  4. Serve hot.
Notes
  1. Makes 3-4 side servings.
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  1. Frank boulgaurd says:

    Most So-called Greek dishes are not Greek but Middle Eastern or Turkish. If the Greeks where Muslims then most westerners will turn a blind eye to all this authentic Greek called nonsense. Politics plays a major roll in food especially with this so-called Greek food.

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