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Eggplant and Basil Crostini with Grilled Bread

by Nuvo Olive OIl

Eggplant and Basil Crostini with Grilled Bread

PREP TIME                                     COOK TIME

5-8 minutes                                         40 minutes                             


50 minutes



8 Tbsp Nuvo Garlic Olive Oil, divided
2 garlic cloves, pressed.
1 tsp oregano leaves
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 large eggplant (1 lb.), peeled and cut into 3/4" pieces
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1-2 Tbsp Nuvo White Lemon Balsamic Vinegar
10-12 Pieces of sliced baguette of choice
1 oz. Parmesan Cheese, grated
1/2 cup torn fresh basil leaves


Heat 4 Tbsp garlic olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, oregano leaves, and red pepper flakes and cook while stirring often, until garlic is softened but not browned for about 2 minutes.

Add eggplant and keep tossing occasionally, until just starting to brown for about 8–10 minutes. Turn the heat down once the eggplant absorbs the oil. Add 1/2 cup water. Sprinkle salt and pepper as per taste. Cook, tossing occasionally, until eggplant is very soft, 10–15 minutes. Let cool slightly. Add Nuvo's White Lemon Balsamic Vinegar. Season with salt, pepper, and more lemon juice, if required.

Meanwhile, prepare the grill for medium-high heat. Brush both sides of bread with remaining olive oil and grill until brown. Spread eggplant mixture on top and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Close cover and cook until cheese melts, 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and sprinkle with basil leaves. Serve.

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Two brothers, Josh and Nate, fought hard to keep their 125-year-old and family owned olive orchard. After succeeding, they worked relentlessly to learn the business as well as being great stewards of Mother Earth by taking great care of their trees. This paid off, as the olives are giving back and each bottle the brothers produced has won an international award. The latest is a GOLD AWARD at the 2018 NYIOOC (largest olive oil competition in the world) for their Early Harvest Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Both brothers are highly committed to bringing you the very best, all 100% natural olive oils from farm to your table - all made right here in the USA.

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