My mom always had the very best summer salads. I never quite knew her secret until later in life and this one is too good not to share. It is simply a matter of draining the boiled tomatoes and topping them with a mixture of red wine vinegar and sugar. The end result is, quite simply, amazing!
Not everyone loves eggplant, also known as aubergine, but this version is a crowd favorite.
The smoky taste of the grilled eggplant along with the lemony pasta makes this dish deliciously light and satisfying.
The skin on the grilled eggplant should start to shrivel and the shape soften. Be sure to test for doneness by poking with a fork or knife.
When sauteing mushrooms, remember to cook over a medium-high heat, turning often, and do not salt! if you don’t like mushrooms…this dish works great without them.
NOTE: If you don’t like mushrooms…this dish works great without them.
I came across a posting from Mercy For Animals for a Vegan Tuna Melt Sandwich. I wanted to give it a try but add some of the ingredients I love! Also, by substituting tomatoes for the bread it made it healthier and gluten-free.
This makes enough for 8 lunch-sized portions and 4 large dinner portions. It keeps in the refrigerator for a few days and is absolutely delicious. Next time I might add a little seaweed to the mix!