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Sunday, 5 April 2020

Aubergine / Eggplant Towers : Low Carb and Colourful !





To some they are aubergines, to others they are eggplants … but whatever you call them these colourful aubergine/eggplant towers are low in carbs, but high on flavour. This delicious starter or side dish requires minimal preparation: just slice and stack the ingredients for an impressive presentation with all the wonderful flavours of the Mediterranean.

Ingredients
Serves Four
9g net carbs per serving

Basil Dressing
8 oz. (225g) fresh basil
½ cup (125ml) extra virgin olive oil
1½ tbsp balsamic vinegar (optional)
1 garlic clove
½ tsp salt
ground black pepper to taste

Aubergine/Eggplant towers
1 eggplant (about 17 oz/500 g each)
9 oz. (250g) fresh mozzarella cheese log
2 tomatoes (about 5 oz/140 g each)
2 tbsp olive oil

To serve
5 oz. (150g) fresh basil

4 oz. (110g) cherry tomatoes

Instructions
can be seen here




Did you know that aubergines/eggplants are full of vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre! An excellent source of dietary fibre they are also a good source of Vitamins B1 and B6 and potassium. In addition it is high in the minerals copper, magnesium and manganese. A 100g serving of raw aubergine/eggplant provides: 25kcal 1g protein 0.2g fat 6g carbohydrate 3.4g fibre. Aubergines are high in fibre and low in fat and therefore recommended for those managing type 2 diabetes or managing weight concerns.
There is more to read about the health benefits of aubergines/eggplants here

Dear reader, you will find a variety of recipe ideas and articles within this blog, but please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

36 comments:

Tom said...

...something to try this summer.

CJ Kennedy said...

Yum! 😋

Jo said...

Don't they look fab!

Christine said...

This is pretty!

Ella said...

Very tasty! I like de aubergines!

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

An unusual idea and quite pretty. I bet it tastes good, too.

Mary Kirkland said...

That looks good.

Jeff (Sage) said...

I put my eggplants in the ground at the garden last week! This looks like something new to try this summer

Valerie-Jael said...

These look very yummy! Stay safe! Valerie

Elephant's Child said...

They do look and sound good.
I grew up calling them eggplants (and they were rarely served). They are more often aubergines now - and need to feature more often.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Looks very good, I like eggplant. YUM! Take care, enjoy your new week!

Sandra Cox said...

Yum.
Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Sandra Cox said...

AND...I didn't know egg plant was also called aubergine.

bill burke said...

That looks good!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Yum! Three ingredients that go so perfectly together!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Looks delicious. I think I could eat more than one tower. A whole load of tenements, no less.

God bless.

happyone said...

We like eggplants at my house and eat them often.

A Cuban In London said...

I love aubergines! :-)

Greetings from London.

Rose said...

That does look flavorful...

Jeanie said...

What a wonderful idea, Jan. That looks delicious and healthy, too! I hope you had a lovely weekend.

peppylady (Dora) said...

It been a while since I tried egg plant

Margaret D said...

Looks lovely.

Kay said...

Oh my! That is just so pretty.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Delicious!!! I love... Have a great week...

mamasmercantile said...

They do look so good but sadly I am not really a fan.

mxtodis123 said...

I haven't had eggplant in ages. Had a little in my food yesterday, but very little.

Caty said...

OOh I love aubergines !! Thanks so much for this fabulous recipe Jan !! I often cook it...
I cut it into slices, add a little salt, and after a while I batter it in egg and then in flour, and fry it in a pan with a little olive oil.
I wish you a very nice afternoon, stay safe and well , and biig hugs,
Caty

The Happy Whisk said...

I LOVE eggplant. Growing them this year!
Happy Cooking, Jan and Eddie.

Magic Love Crow said...

Looks so good! Thanks Jan! I hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy! Big Hugs!

Sue said...

These look lovely and easy enough for me to make! Take care, Sue xx

Birgitta said...

Nice! Looks good!

Iris Flavia said...

Looks great. Hubby used salt to get the water out - wrong or right?

Snowbird said...

Yum!!!xxx

Martha said...

Something worth trying!

Lisabella Russo said...

This looks good! I haven't made eggplant in a while, thank you for the new recipe!

Crafty Green Poet said...

a slightly different version of this is my favourite starter! Sadly my partner won't eat aubergine so i very rarely vook with it myself