Roasted Eggplant and Tomatoes with Feta

Roasted Eggplant and Tomatoes with Feta

Each week as part of my CSA farm share, I come home with a sack full of “fresh from the farm” vegetables. Part of the fun in having the CSA is figuring out what to do with your weekly harvest. One of the easiest side dishes you can create with them is a medley of roasted vegetables. This method of cooking them in a very hot oven gives them a caramelized exterior, which brings out the sweetness of the vegetables, while keeping the inside moist and tender. This roasted eggplant and tomato with feta recipe can be a perfect side dish, or you can serve it as a vegetarian entrée on top of a bed of couscous, quinoa or orzo pasta.

Roasted Eggplant and Tomatoes with Feta

Roasted Eggplant and Tomatoes with Feta

 

Roasted Eggplant and Tomatoes with Feta

1 large eggplant cut into 1” cubes

4 large plum tomatoes, cored and cut each into 8 equal-sized chunks

3 tbsp. olive oil

2 tbsp. white wine vinegar

2 tbsp. dried parsley

2 tbsp. dried basil

1/3 c crumbled feta cheese (fat-free is okay to use)

Salt & black pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Place all ingredients except the feta cheese in a bowl and toss together.

Place all ingredients except the feta cheese in a bowl and toss together.

Place all ingredients except the feta cheese in a bowl and toss together.

Roast on parchment-lined baking sheet for 40 minutes.

Roast on parchment-lined baking sheet for 40 minutes.

Roast on parchment-lined baking sheet for 40 minutes.

Transfer to a bowl and sprinkle with feta cheese. Serve warm. Yields 4-6 servings.

This recipe can be a perfect side dish, or you can serve it as a vegetarian entrée.

This recipe can be a perfect side dish, or you can serve it as a vegetarian entrée.

 

What’s your favorite summer “fresh from the farm” vegetable?

Have you tried roasting vegetables?

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