The season of eggplants is upon us! I have a couple family members who grow vegetable gardens and the eggplant parade has begun at our house. I’m always so grateful for home grown veggies! Eggplants can be a bit of a challenge when it comes to inspiring ways to cook them. I enjoy baking them in the oven in different ways. Today I’m sharing a quick, easy and tasty way to enjoy them!
SAUCY EGGPLANT ROUNDS
Cut Eggplant into rounds and place on a cookie sheet that has been coated with a thin layer of olive oil.
Eggplant rounds should be about 1/2 inch thick. Any thinner that this and they will burn, turn crispy or stick to the cookie sheet.
Put a spoonful of fresh authentic tomato sauce in the centre of each round. If time allows, top with fresh made tomato sauce. In a pinch, like I did here, I used Commisso’s Tomato Basil sauce. It’s a quick option that’s made fresh at the store from real ingredients and it’s tasty!
Top with a slice of tomato and place in the oven. Bake at 350 F for 15-20 minutes, until the Eggplant is soft. Check on it half way to be sure the eggplant isn’t sticking to the cookie sheet.
Garnish with fresh Basil and enjoy!