Friday, September 9, 2011

ELT: Eggplant, Lettuce, Tomato

Okay, technically I'm using spinach, not lettuce. But EST just doesn't do it for me.

Eggplant right is super in season and really cheap right now. I picked up a really pretty one the other day for about a buck. This pretty baby is destined to become bacon. Yes, that's right. Bacon. I have been dying to make the eggplant bacon from Appetite for Reduction, and today is the day. (Edit 10/11: Isa posted the recipe for the eggplant over at the ThePPK, so if you still don't have the book {why?} you can grab the recipe there.)

This is super easy, especially if you don't screw up and let the eggplant stick to the pan like I did.

Eggplant Lettuce Tomato Sandwich

  • 1 batch eggplant bacon
  • 1 batch Cesar Chavez dressing
  • 1 large slice of tomato 
  • small handful of baby spinach (or a few leaves of romaine)
  • sandwich bread of your choice (I used a large piece of leftover baguette)
Carefully spoon the dressing onto both pieces of bread. Really let it soak in, pour on tons of it. Lay the tomato slices on the bottom piece of bread. Layer on the spinach or other greens using and top with your eggplant bacon. Close it up with your remaining piece of bread and take a huge bite!


Tina Wallin said...

oh yummy! i've been craving a BLT, minus the B and any substitute for it. gonna try this one!

Jenniffer said...

After a weekend of watching food documentaries like "Food Inc" and "Forks Over Knives" on Netflix, I am certainly researching amending my carnivorous habits (as Jimmy Buffet would say). I have been looking around for vegetarian and vegan options and your posts sure do look scrumptious!

Danielle said...

Tina- You will not be disappointed!

Jenniffer- First I want to say a big congratulations on seeking out this information, and new eating options. Secondly I am honored you found my blog and are enjoying it so much! If I may recommend a few things that you might find helpful. The book "30 Day Vegan Challenge" by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is fantastic, and is full of tons of useful information as well as delicious recipes. Also, if you search for "vida vegan con" you will find hundreds of vegan blogs at your fingertips. Finally, be on the lookout for Vegan MoFo, which is the vegan month of food that bloggers participate in, coming next month. Hope you find this helpful! Good luck and happy eating!

MeShell said...

What an exciting idea... eggplant bacon. Plus the end product looks absolutely delicious.

karmalily said...

I love the idea of using eggplant in place of tempeh or some vegan meat substitute.

ChaletBakery said...

I love eggplants! So this recipe is wonderful for me!
I found you in the vegan MoFu blog roll btw ;)

Danielle said...

Wow so many eggplant lovers! I promise you all, you will not be disappointed! I swear this single eggplant recipe is *the* reason to run and get this cookbook! Isa is such a genius...

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