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Aubergine tower with White with Chili & tomato pesto

Aubergine tower with White with Chili & tomato pesto

Finding flavours in fresh aubergines, creamy cheese sparked with chili and homemade pesto, our aubergine 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.

2 servings
Salty Citrusy

ingredients

  • 1 large aubergine
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pack Castello® Castello® White with Chili

Tomato pesto

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

preparation

1. Start by cutting the aubergine 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 aubergine and pat dry.

2. To make the tomato pesto, blend the sun-dried tomatoes, rosemary, chili 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 aubergine 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 aubergine, adding a layer of tomato pesto and Castello Creamy White with Chili, 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.