Eggplant and Tomato Salad

1 lb. eggplant
salt & pepper
1/4 extra virgin olive oil
2 dozen small cherry or grape tomatoes
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup basil leaves, chopped


Cut the eggplant into 1/2-inch-thick slices

Heat the oven to 400. Grease baking sheets with olive oil. Place eggplant on baking
sheets and drizzle with remaining oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Roast for 15 minutes. Add tomatoes to baking sheet and continue roasting another
10 minutes, without flipping or turning. Eggplant should be soft and tomatoes slightly

Chop eggplant, toss with tomatoes, garlic, and basil. Serve at room temperature.


Health benefits:
Because eggplants are nightshades, they are not for everyone. If you are able to eat nightshades, without adverse reactions, then you will benefit greatly from the antioxidant components found in the skin and flesh. They are also anti-microbial, lower LDL (bad cholesterol) and have antiviral activities.


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