Vegetarian Eggs Benedict

Vegetarian Eggs Benedict

 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
1tsp. Minced garlic
2 Tbs. Pinenuts
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup grated parmesan
1 Tbs. Olive oil
Four 1/2″ thick tomato slices
Four 1/2″ thick eggplant slices
2 English muffins, halved
4 eggs

In food processor, combine basil, garlic, pinenuts, salt and pepper until well combined. Add half oil and puree. Add remaining oil and cheese until blended. Brush tomato and eggplant slices with oil and roast in a preheated oven for five minutes, turning once. Lightly brush muffins with pesto and toast under broiler. Poach eggs.

To assemble, put muffin on plate, stack tomato and eggplant on top of each serving. Carefully place egg on top and drizzle with pesto. Serves four.



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