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.
One serve provides 280 calories, 23 g protein, 6 g fat, 24 g of net carbs and P:E = 0.2.
The Cronometer screengrab below shows the nutrients provided by 2000 calories of this recipe relative to the Optimal Nutrient Intakes.
- 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
- 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, sautÃ©e 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 on half the sauce, then another layer of aubergine and add the remainder of the sauce.
- Sprinkle with nutritional yeast or Parmesan.
- Sprinkle pine nuts.
- Bake in the oven for 25 minutes.
Find more recipes to suit your goal.
- low carb vegetarian
- plant based
- dairy free
- egg free
- gluten free
If you want to take your nutrition to the next level, we’d love you to check out Nutrient Optimiser to get your free food list and more recipes optimised for your goals. We have designed Nutrient Optimiser to be the quickest and easiest way to optimise your nutrition at the micronutrient level.
You can select from our database of five hundred recipes to plan your meals for the coming week to ensure you will get the nutrients you need to thrive. Then, if you are able to track your current diet for a few days, Nutrient Optimiser will identify the foods and meals that you need to fill your macro and micronutrient gaps.