Roasted Eggplant with Cheese and Basil Pesto



Its very rare I do a giveaway, but when a product is this good, I just have to share! Ive been using the Hamilton Beach Stack & Snap 8-Cup Food Processor for all of my mixing and blending needs and you guys, this is the best food processor I have ever used. I used it to make a nut-free basil pesto to top over roasted eggplant!



1 large eggplant 

3 gloves garlic

2 handfuls fresh basil 

1 handful fresh spinach 

100g parmesan cheese

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

Dash of red pepper flakes 

1/2 lemon, juiced

4 oz mozzarella cheese 



Slice your eggplant in about 1/4” rounds. 

Spray a grill with olive oil spray and grill each side for about 5 minutes per side. 

For the pesto, add the garlic and parmesan to the food processor. Pulse until the garlic is minced and the cheese is grated. 


Add in the spinach and the basil. Pulse until blended. 


Turn the mixer on and stream in the extra virgin olive oil. 


Add the salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Blend for a final time. 


Place into a serving dish and squeeze the lemon juice over the top. 


Once the eggplant is grilled, place onto a baking sheet and top each piece with cheese. Broil in the oven until the cheese melts (be sure it doesnt brown!). 


Remove from oven and top each piece with a tablespoon of the pesto. 


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About the item

Hamilton Beach Stack & Snap 8-Cup Food Processor & Vegetable Chopper with Adjustable Slicing Blade, Built-in Bowl Scraper & Storage Case


About this item

  • Slice, Shred, Chop, Puree and Knead Versatile Processing Lets You Create Homemade Nut Butters and Cauliflower Rice, Slice From Thick to Thin, Shred Coarse or Fine, Puree Sauces and Knead Dough Choose Between Two Speeds Plus Pulse
  • Easy Assembly With Quiet Operation Stack & Snap Design Requires No Difficult Twisting or Locking Quieter Motor Creates Less Harsh Noise
  • Built-In Bowl Scraper & Sealed Bowl the BPA-Free, 8-Cup Bowl Is Sealed to Prevent Liquid Leaks and Includes a Removable, Built-In Bowl Scraper That Eliminates the Need to Use a Spatula
  • Large Feed Chute: Fits a Whole Block of Cheese for Quick, Easy Processing and Less Prep Time
  • Five Attachments With Convenient Storage Reversible Shredding Disc, Adjustable Slicing Disc, Stainless Steel S-Blade, Dough Blade and Bowl Scraper Included Case Included for Attachments Can Be Stored Multiple Ways


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