This delicious vegetable side dish is bursting with grape tomatoes, porcini mushrooms, and creamy roasted eggplant chunks. Topped with a thyme-balsamic sauce, it would make a filling vegetarian main dish served over rice or couscous.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Arrange eggplant in a 15x10-inch baking pan. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Roast for 15 to 20 minutes or until tender and browned, stirring once or twice.
Meanwhile, place mushrooms in a small bowl. Add the boiling water to the bowl. Let stand for 15 minutes; drain the water. Chop the mushrooms.
Heat balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan over medium heat until boiling; reduce the heat. Simmer, uncovered, for about 5 minutes or until reduced by half. Stir in the mushrooms and thyme.
To serve, drizzle the roasted eggplant with the balsamic mixture. Combine grape tomatoes and basil. Sprinkle over the eggplant mixture.
1 fat, 1 vegetable