Baked Eggplant with Cashews


A tasty and easy dish that's just about a meal all by itself. An equal amount of paprika may be substituted for the saffron.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings


  • 2 large eggplants, sliced

  • salt to taste

  • 1 cup dry whole wheat bread crumbs

  • ½ teaspoon brown sugar

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 1 celery stalk, diced

  • 1 roma (plum) tomato, seeded and chopped

  • ½ cup red bell pepper, finely chopped

  • 5 pimento-stuffed green olives, sliced

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ½ teaspoon powdered saffron

  • ½ cup soy milk

  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • ½ cup cashews


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium baking dish.

  2. Cover the bottom of the prepared baking dish with 1/2 the eggplant slices, and season with salt. In a bowl, toss together the bread crumbs and brown sugar, and sprinkle about 1/4 cup of the mixture over the layer of eggplant slices.

  3. In a bowl, mix 1/2 cup bread crumb mixture, the onion, celery, tomato, red bell pepper, olives, and olive oil. Season with oregano and saffron. Spread over the layer of eggplant in the baking dish. Top with remaining eggplant. Sprinkle with remaining bread crumb mixture.

  4. In a blender, blend the soy milk, heavy cream, and cashews until smooth. Pour over the top of the layered dish.

  5. Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until crisp and golden brown.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

450 Calories
29g Fat
44g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 450
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 425mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 13g 48%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 37mg 183%
Calcium 105mg 8%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 1043mg 22%

* 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.

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