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Sunday 23 August 2015

Aubergine / Eggplant Tacos with Cilantro and Brie

These aubergine/eggplant "tacos" are a tasty appetizer… It’s basically just a little round of baked aubergine/eggplant with brie and cilantro in the middle, folded up like a mini taco! You could also serve them alongside a main course as a vegetable. I bake/roast the aubergine/eggplant rounds on a greased cookie sheet, drizzled with olive oil (generously) plus a bit of sea salt if you wish. If you flip the aubergine/eggplant half way through, it’ll get brown on both sides. About 8 minutes on each side worked for me - but watch them closely - if some slices are thinner, they’ll cook faster.

Recipe idea from Erin Gleeson 

Cilantro is an herb with wide delicate lacy green leaves and a pungent flavor. The seed of the cilantro plant is known as coriander. Although cilantro and coriander come from the same plant, their flavours are very different and cannot be substituted for each other. (Some countries refer to the cilantro as coriander, so any references to "fresh coriander" or "coriander leaves" refer to cilantro.) It can be easily confused with flat-leaf parsley in appearance, so be sure to sniff carefully. Look for a bunch with unwilted leaves in medium green. Found fresh year round in most markets.

Information about Cilantro from here

All the best Jan


Mrs Vimes said...

Morning Jan, I was looking for packed lunch ideas for the new term. Guess what I'll be packing? Looks tasty, thanks.

Lowcarb team member said...

Morning to you to Mrs Vimes ... this is truly a super recipe idea. I just love aubergines a low carb super food!

Doesn't the new school term come around too quickly? The grandchildren will be getting new school shoes etc next week so they will be all smart and ready for September.

Enjoy the rest of the summer break.

All the best Jan

The Happy Whisk said...

This is a super fun idea and yum.

Gail said...

We do have that spice growing. It certainly awakens the taste buds. We shall have to try this.

Thanks for your kind comments and your visits, Jan.

Every have a wonderfully blessed week.

eileeninmd said...

This look like another great recipe. I love eggplant and bri. Thanks for sharing! Have a happy day and new week ahead!

Rue said...

I never would have thought to use eggplant for taco shells. Very interesting!

I'm glad you had a nice trip, even if the weather wasn't as wonderful as you would have liked. It looks like a beautiful place :)


Lowcarb team member said...

Hello there Ivy ... I do agree a super idea and VERY yum !!

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Gail - Cilantro is a great herb to use in cooking, and if you have it growing that is even better!

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Eileen - this is a tasty recipe, either as a snack or accompaniment ... do give it a try.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Many thanks for your comment Rue ... just swap as the saying goes. There are a lot of foods that can be substituted for a lower carb and more healthy approach. Just like this recipe here

We did enjoy our trip even if the weather was a little dis-appointing
(for readers who may not know see here )

Hope you have a good week ahead

All the best Jan

Debbie said...

Oh yum, what a wonderful idea!! And the possibles of switching this up are just endless!! I love eggplant and they are really booming in the garden right now!!

Lowcarb team member said...

Debbie - how great that you have them growing in the garden. There are so many lovely recipes you can choose from - enjoy this one.

Thanks for your comment.

All the best Jan

Jo said...

What a great idea, easy and tasty. I do like easy recipes.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Jo, and thanks for your comment. Easy recipes can so often be the best, and this one works so well. Great for a tasty snack or to accompany a main meal.

All the best Jan

Red Rose Alley said...

wow, these eggplant tacos look scrumptious. I really miss eggplant. My mom used to make it when I was growing up. My dad planted it in his garden, and she would fry it up that night. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Have a terrific week ahead, Jan.


Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Sheri ... perhaps you could give this recipe a try! Wonderful to hear that your dad used to grow it - we had quite a large vegetable patch some years back now, home grown vegetables are just lovely.

Wishing you a happy week ahead - and thanks for your comment.

All the best Jan

DeniseinVA said...

Looks great Jan, can't wait to try.

Lowcarb team member said...

Many thanks Denise ... it's a winner. Hope you get to try the recipe out soon.

Best Wishes for the new week ahead.

All the best Jan

Gloria Baker said...

I love aubergines Jan!!
Look delicious!

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Gloria, and thanks for your comment.
Aubergines are (nearly) always in our house, and this recipe is easy, tasty and low carb!

Have a good week.

All the best Jan