The eggplant is one of the most versatile vegetables which can be experimented with many flavours. My favourite type of eggplant is with Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavours – what I grew up on. To truly enjoy a good eggplant dish you must have one slathered in good olive oil, garlic, olives and herbs. Simple cooking, tons of flavour and fresh ingredients.
This is a Middle Eastern inspired sandwich, with grilled eggplants, smothered in some spicy-garlicky tahini sauce, topped with walnuts, sumac and za’atar. It’s an open sandwich, for which I used whole-wheat sourdough bread, but this will taste good on any kind of bread – white, brown, baguette, sandwich bread, focaccia, pita… I mean, it’s bread, they’re all amazing 🙂
P.S. These go perfectly with black tea and lemon.