Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Towers Recipe

  • 6 large tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup olive oil, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 large eggplant
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup roasted almonds
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  2. Arrange tomatoes, cut-side up, on a baking sheet. Whisk 1/4 cup olive oil, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper together in a bowl; spoon over tomatoes.
  3. Bake tomatoes in the preheated oven until slightly shrunken, 3 to 4 hours.
  4. In the last hour of the tomatoes baking, thinly slice eggplant and sprinkle with salt; set aside until some of the water starts to bead on the slices, about 30 minutes. Rinse the salt off the eggplant and transfer to a bowl. Pour remaining 1/4 cup olive oil and sprinkle paprika over eggplant slices; toss with your hands to coat.
  5. Arrange eggplant slices in a single layer in a skillet over medium heat; cook until tender, 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. Alternate tomato slices and eggplant slices on serving plates creating 'towers.' Drizzle yogurt and honey over each 'tower'; top with almonds.