Eggplant with Tomatoes and Mint Bruschetta

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Unusual but elegant appetizer. Eggplant, tomatoes, and mint with goat cheese sprinkled on top. Makes an excellent addition to Italian or Middle Eastern meal, plus will make your house smell wonderful while cooking.

1
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 small eggplant, peeled and diced

  • 1 small onion, finely diced

  • 2 tablespoons dried mint

  • 2 teaspoons dried basil

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 2 loaves French bread, cut diagonally into 1-inch slices

  • 4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled

Directions

  1. Mix tomatoes, eggplant, onion, mint, basil, and garlic powder in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until liquid has evaporated, about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.

  2. Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler. Arrange bread slices on a baking sheet.

  3. Toast bread slices in the preheated oven until crisp, about 3 minutes per side. Let cool slightly.

  4. Spoon tomato mixture onto each toasted bread slice; sprinkle with goat cheese.

  5. Broil in the preheated oven until goat cheese is lightly browned, about 4 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Step 1 can be done up to 1 day in advance and refrigerated until ready to make bruschetta; bring to room temperature prior to assembly.

Toasting bread can be done in advance. Once slices are cooled, stored in a plastic bag until ready to assemble.

For smaller number of servings, topping freezes well and can be portioned out to fit your family size. Thaw completely and warm slightly prior to assembly.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

270 Calories
4g Fat
47g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 270
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 591mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 4mg 22%
Calcium 84mg 6%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 261mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.