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Balsamic Portobello and Eggplant Stacks

Balsamic Portobello and Eggplant Stacks

Serves: 4

Category: Main Dishes - Vegan
Tags: Aggressive Weight Loss

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Simple and elegant, these stacks of portobello mushrooms, eggplant and tomatoes make a perfect summer dinner.

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4 portobello mushrooms
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 medium eggplant, sliced 1/3 inch thick
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
1 tomato, sliced 1/3 inch thick
1/2 teaspoon dry oregano
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 cups no-salt-added or low sodium pasta sauce
1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted and chopped


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Marinate mushrooms in balsamic vinegar for 10 minutes. Remove from marinade. On a parchment-lined or lightly-oiled baking pan, layer in 4 stacks: mushrooms, eggplant, basil leaves and tomato. Season with oregano and black pepper.

Bake for 30 minutes or until mushrooms and eggplant are soft.

In a small saucepan, heat pasta sauce. Serve stacks topped with sauce and chopped pine nuts.

Calories 196; Protein 5 g; Carbohydrates 28 g; Sugars 15 g; Total Fat 8.1 g; Saturated Fat 1.5 g; Cholesterol 1.9 mg; Sodium 46 mg; Fiber 8.9 g; Beta-Carotene 471 ug; Vitamin C 6 mg; Calcium 43 mg; Iron 1.6 mg; Folate 64 ug; Magnesium 62 mg; Potassium 904 mg; Zinc 1.4 mg; Selenium 12 ug

Comments (12):



11/24/2011 05:16 PM

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This dish was delicious; also quick and easy. I marinated by pouring a tablespoon of vinegar into the gills of each mushroom. After 10 minutes, I poured the vinegar off and saved it. I added a bunch of cloves of garlic, and a bite of mushroom with a clove of garlic was a mouthful of heaven... if you like garlic.
After baking, there was a lot of juice that I poured back into the pasta sauce. I guess you could also use it in a soup, but don't lose it. At first, I was unable to find my pine nuts, so I sprinkled liberally with Red Star nutritional yeast. Then the pine nuts showed up and I put them on as well. Served individually in a soup bowl, they looked quite elegant.


09/13/2012 11:30 AM

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Wow! Easy, and really good. My husband and Loved it. I marinated the extra eggplant slices in the marinade and baked them beside the stacks. had them with the remaining sauce the next evening. two great meals.

I rate this 4 stars


10/10/2012 08:54 AM

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Wow - this sounds so good. Any ideas how to do this stove top and what could you replace pine nuts with? I live in Costa Rica - only have two propane burners and no pine nuts. Thank you


10/15/2012 08:48 PM

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I fixed these tonight and they were excellent! Very filling too. I marinated everything in the balsamic vinegar...quite yummy.

**diverkathy** here's a suggestion: You could possibly try these in a skillet on the burner. Or could you invest in a toaster oven?


11/13/2012 03:03 PM

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Truly easy and quick, and absolutely delicious. I roasted my stacks for about 40 minutes in the end, which made the eggplant wonderfully tender.


03/26/2013 12:23 PM

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Do you peel the eggplant first? Do you slice the eggplant lengthwise or in the round?


05/26/2013 03:10 PM

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Very tasty meal. It is also filling. I like Bran's idea to add garlic. I did not, but will next time. I was so happy to use my freshly grown basil and oregano for the first time this season.


06/25/2013 08:52 PM

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I have made this a few times now and it has always come out great. I add some Mrs. Dash Extra Spicy seasoning to give it the perfect kick. Four solid stars.


10/22/2013 10:59 PM

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Super yummy. I didn't have fresh basil but it was still delicious. A keeper recipe!


05/26/2016 10:45 AM

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Very yummy! My go-to comfort food. As opposed to the pre-packed sauce I use the left over bits from the tomatoes with some water and tomato paste to make the sauce, you can add some garlic and spice and cook down on stove while this is baking and saves a bit of wastage.


10/25/2017 07:40 PM

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Excellent combination, particularly because of the toasted pine nuts.


08/14/2018 10:06 PM

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Very tasty! My grocery store didn't have the large mushroom caps, so I just layered everything in a casserole. Defiantly adding this to my monthly menu.