Everyone will recognize this old favorite! It is so simple and delicious–especially when made with the best homegrown ingredients. Who could resist? I grew my own balcony fingerling eggplants last year! This is a recipe that you can grow at home, even in an urban apartment with only a balcony :).
- 2 tomatoes, sliced
- 1 sm eggplant, sliced
- 2 lg balls mozzarella, sliced
- 2 T e.v. olive oil
- 1 t balsamic vinegar
- 1 t sea salt or Himalayan salt
- freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Handful of fresh herbs i.e. mint, dill, basil, parsley, terragon…
Prepare all of the ingredients. Sear the eggplant in olive oil in a smoking hot pan on both sides. When you turn off the heat pour in a splash of balsamic vinegar and allow to reduce briefly. Layer the slices of tomato, eggplant and mozzarella around on a plate, season, drizzle with olive oil and top with chiffonade of herbs.