Summer brings long days, beautiful sunshine, replenishing rain, and amazingly delicious vegetables. I used dried parsley and oregano but you can substitute fresh if you have some on hand.
This dish really is great as a main with a side salad for a delicious and fulfilling dinner or, if you are super hungry, you can always mix it with pasta, rice, or as a bruschetta.
The Parmesan shreds are optional, but I highly recommend using them!
Get ready to be amazed friends! This yummy-delicious kale salad is a huge hit, even with people that don’t like kale! The key is in massaging the kale to help break it down. The good news is that this can be made and stay in the refrigerator for a few days. Trust me, the salad gets even better the more it sits!
Please feel free to add your own ingredients. For instance, if you are not a fan of edamame (if anyone actually exists that doesn’t love edamame), substitute chickpeas or rinsed and drained black beans. Strawberries or Raspberries can take the place of blueberries and you can eliminate the nuts altogether or put in your favorites.
One of my favorite dishes is eggplant parmesan. It is, however, tedious and takes a good amount of time to prepare. Therefore, it is a dish that generally only make for special occasions.
This recipe has a lot of delicious summer flavors and comes together in a fraction of the time it takes to make eggplant parmesan. It is great served by itself, with hard-crusted bread, or pasta.
1: It is important to remove extra moisture and eliminate any bitterness from the eggplant. To accomplish this, keep the skin on the cleaned and dried eggplant, slice it into 1/2″ slices, and place them on paper towels. Sprinkle each round with salt and cover with another layer of paper towels. Let the rounds sit for at least 15 minutes, or up to 30 minutes. Gently pat dry, keeping some of the salt on the eggplant. Then, proceed to slice each of the rounds into quarters.
2. Eggplants, zucchini, and tomatoes vary in size. If you have too many veggies to fit into a 9×13″ casserole, put the remainder into a second smaller casserole.