My Eggplant With Tomato Sauce & Pine Nuts a great accompaniment to any Mediterranean inspired feast. My favourite way to eat is to create a whole bunch of dishes and leave them in the centre, family style, for all to mix and match. Middle Eastern and Mediterranean mezze style food is the best way to eat. Everyone gets something they love, and you can east as little (or as much) as you like.
I like nothing more than creating a huge array of plant-based dishes to accompany a simply grilled meat or fish. I'm not at the point of following 100% plan-based diet, but am certainly tipping the balance in favour of delicious vegetable side dishes.
Creamy Eggplant with A rich Spiced Tomato Sauce
These eggplant slices are cooked to perfection, leaving a creamy texture, effortlessly married with a sweet, subtly aniseed spiced tomato sauce. The pine nuts add their distinctive nuttiness and crunch and the whole affair finished with a little sour yoghurt and grassy parsley. Perfection!
A simple Mediterranean meal plan
As I mentioned earlier, I love nothing more than creating a selection of dishes for the table. All interchangeable so that each works with the next. My simple meal plan will ensure everyone around the table gets to sample delicious mouthful after mouthful. Serve everything at one time so that you can be part of the fun too. This should serve 4-8 human people!
Flatbreads, Pita Breads or just some crusty sliced bread
Turkish Bean Salad (piyaz)
Spanish Chicken Skewers with Fino Sherry
Turkish Beetroot & Yoghurt Dip
Eggplant with Tomato Sauce & Pine Nuts