Updated: Apr 25
We love crostini at home. We serve it as an appetizer during the summer months and with soup during the winter. The variety and the depth of flavors in the crostini are amazing.
This version brings together herbs in roasted eggplant.
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1 tablespoon dried (or fresh rosemary, chopped
1 teaspoon sage (dried is fine)
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon black pepper powder
Salt to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
Mix every thing together.
1 large (or 4-5 small) eggplants.
Make a slit in the eggplants and put the herb mix into the slits. If small eggplants, I cut them in 4 leaving them joined at the base. Wrap in foil and bake at 375° F for 1 hour till soft and mushy.
Remove, cool and take the cooked meat from the eggplant with juices. Remove the skins and discard.
1/2 cup sour cream or yogurt
3 tablespoons parsley minced
Salt and olive oil as needed
Mix all of the above into the roasted eggplant sauce and tast. Adjust as needed.
Baguette or bread, toasted if desired
Spread the eggplant on the bread. Top with olives or dots of sour cream/yogurt.
Optional: can add some Chile powder to the first herb oil for a spicy version.
If you make a large amount of this, can be used as a sauce with pasta.
NOTE: Can omit the sour cream or yogurt to make this dish vegan.