Ingredients

3 large aubergines

olive oil/coconut oil (depending on preference)

wine vinegar

1 onion finely chopped

1 garlic

1 tsp dried oregano

400g Passata or timed toms (depending if you like it chunky or smooth)

4 tablespoons of Flaxseed

1 handful of basil

sea salt/pepper

3 handfuls of vegan parmesan (I recommend ‘follow your heart’ parmesan)

2 handfuls of whole-wheat dried breadcrumbs

vegan mozzarella (I recommend ‘follow your heart’ vegan shredded mozzarella)

 

METHOD

CUT the aubergines into 1cm slices put in bowl and cover with olive oil or coconut oil

FRY the aubergine in a griddle pan in batches until browned slightly and set aside

FRY the chopped onions, oregano and garlic for a few mins then

MIX the tomato sauce or timed toms, basil and flax seed and add to the frying garlic and onion mix and turn down heat to medium/low and cook 15 mins.

LAYER sauce, aubergine, parmesan repeatedly in that order until dish if full or you run out.

TOP with breadcrumbs, vegan mozzarella, basil and oregano.

COOK in oven (preheated to 200degrees) for 20 mins until the mixture is bubbling.

GRILL in oven for final few mins if browning of cheese and crisping of breadcrumbs is needed/wanted.

 

Enjoy xx

N.B. Why add the flax seed?

Well flax seed helps thicken sauces but is also VITAL for a vegan diet as it has much needed Omega 3 and 6. Add it to everything you can!

 

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