Mediterranean Eggplant Bites

Unexpected guests. It recently happened to me and I looked around quickly for something healthy and delicious, In the fridge I found an eggplant, and there it was 'eggplant bites'. A tasty treat and no need for the cubes of cheese which you used to serve with the wine.

Ingredients

✅1 eggplant
✅100g green pitted olives
✅50g walnuts
✅1 clove of garlic
✅2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
✅ 1 teaspoon fennel powder
✅2 teaspoons coriander powder
✅Salt, pepper to taste
✅Sun dried tomatoes, pomegranate to garnish 

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Method

1.   Preheat the oven to 190C
2.    Cut eggplant into 1 cm thick slices
3.    Arrange eggplant slices on a baking sheet (or two if you don’t have room). Once you’ve laid out the slices in a single layer,         drizzle them with olive oil and season them with salt.
4.    Roast the eggplant for about 30 in. I like to cook them until they are soft and golden
5.    Blend walnuts, olives, garlic, vinegar and spices to a smooth paste, set aside
6.    Once eggplant has cooled spread on the olive walnut mixture, top with chopped sun dried tomatoes
7.    Sprinkle everything with pomegranate seeds and serve immediately 

Happy Cooking 👩‍🍳