Did you know eggplants are technically fruit not vegetables? Eggplants come in many shapes, sizes, and colors: from lavender to green and even white.
Eggplants are bitter when raw, but develop a savory and complex flavor when cooked. This makes eggplant the perfect substitute for meat when making meatballs. Enjoy Eggplant Meatballs in sauce, over pasta or sauteed vegetables, in a sandwich, or as an appetizer!
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup water
1 medium/large unpeeled eggplant, cut into 1” pieces
Salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped (or 2 teaspoon dried)
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs
1 large egg, beaten
2 ounces grated Parmesan Cheese
1 tablespoon fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried)
• Enjoy in sauce with ricotta cheese.
• Serve over zucchini noodles or other veggies
• Try in a sandwich.
This information is per serving.