Aubergine Gratin

This aubergine gratin is a tasty “comfort food” that is also nutritious. 

This dish provides plenty of B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, choline, copper, potassium and zinc.

Macros 

One serve provides 280 calories, 23 g protein, 6 g fat and 24 g of net carbs

Micros  

The Cronometer screengrab below shows the nutrients provided by 2000 calories of this recipe relative to the Optimal Nutrient Intakes.  

Ingredients 

SERVES 2

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 aubergine, thinly sliced lengthways
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 400 g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper
  • 15 g nutritional yeast or Parmesan cheese
  • 15 g pine nuts
  • A handful of basil leaves, chopped

Directions 

  • Pre-heat to 180°C/360°F.
  • Place sliced aubergine on a baking tray and drizzle over 1 tbsp of olive oil, and bake for 15 minutes. 
  • While the aubergine is baking, heat a frypan to medium heat, add 1 tsp olive oil, onions and the garlic, sautée for a few minutes until soft. 
  • Add tomatoes, salt and pepper, and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add basil and then turn the heat down to a low simmer for a further 10 minutes until you have a sauce.
  • Place a layer of aubergine on the bottom of an ovenproof dish.  Pour half the sauce on then another layer of aubergine and finish with the rest of the sauce. 
  • Sprinkle with nutritional yeast or Parmesan.
  • Sprinkle pine nuts.
  • Bake in the oven for 25 minutes.

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