Eggplant is a versatile vegetable which is available all year round, and it can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. The eggplant can be sliced into rounds and used in salads, fried in a pan, roasted in the oven, or stuffed with savory fillings. Eggplant can also be roasted in the oven and served with a creamy tomato sauce over top, or cooked with an array of spices and herbs, then served with a creamy sauce to dip in. Perhaps the most famous eggplant dish is the Greek dish skewer, where eggplant is roasted in a flaming Grecian oven, and served with a tzatziki dip.
Eggplant is one of those vegetables that gets a bad rap. It’s not the healthiest food. And if you’re the kind of person who eats only low-carb or no carb at all, the thought of cooking with eggplant might be enough to send you running in the other direction. But if you are willing to try something a little different, and a little more adventurous, eggplant can actually be a delicious and filling addition to your low-carb or no carb diet.
Low-carb eggplant towers are a great low-carb lunch dish. They are easy to make, and the eggplant makes for a perfect healthy, low-carb meat substitute. The eggplant does not have to be fried in oil, though. You can bake it in the oven at a high temperature, or even grill it.
Towers of low-carb eggplant
Low in carbohydrates, yet rich in taste, these multicolored eggplant towers are a must-try. This delectable appetizer or side dish takes just a few minutes to prepare: simply slice and stack the ingredients for an attractive display full of Mediterranean tastes.
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Blend the basil, garlic, salt, and olive oil in a food processor until smooth for the basil dressing.
Consider preparing a bigger batch of basil dressing and freezing some for later use. That way, you’ll always have a delicious dressing on hand to add a finishing touch to any Mediterranean meal!