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Eggplant Tower with Double Cream Chilli & Tomato Pesto

Eggplant Tower with Double Cream Chilli & Tomato Pesto

2 servings

Finding flavours in fresh eggplants, creamy cheese sparked with chilli and homemade pesto, our eggplant tower with spiced white mould cheese and tomato pesto aims to impress whatever the occasion. Enjoy a rich galore of zesty tomatoes and discover a balanced blend of spices and textures in this exotic dish.

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Tomato pesto

  • 150 g sun-dried tomatoes
  • 50 g almonds
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary
  • 1 tsp dried chillies (to taste)
  • 50 ml olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • salt
  • pepper


1. Start by cutting the eggplant into 7mm slices. Sprinkle the slices with salt and set aside for a couple of hours. The salt will draw out some of the bitter taste. After a couple of hours, rinse the eggplant and pat dry.

2. To make the tomato pesto, blend the sun-dried tomatoes, rosemary, chilli and olive oil until smooth. Season to taste with lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

3. Heat some oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Fry the eggplant slices on both sides until golden. Remove from heat and place the slices on paper towels to absorb any extra oil.

4. Put together the towers by taking a slice of eggplant, adding a layer of tomato pesto and Castello® Double Cream Chilli, and repeating one time, finishing with the pesto and cheese. Continue creating towers with the remaining ingredients.

5. Place the towers on a baking sheet lined with parchment and bake at 180┬░C for 10 minutes until the cheese is melted.

6. Serve immediately.