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Spicy Miso Roasted Tomatoes & Eggplant

I spent the afternoon gathering eggplants and tomatoes with my sweet baby girl to make Amy Chaplin’s “Spicy Roasted Tomatoes & Eggplant” from her most recent cookbook Whole Food Cooking Everyday.

I’ve had this recipe bookmarked since the spring and wanted to make sure to whip it up before the eggplants and peppers are completely done for the season. They’re still producing at the farm but are slowing down as the cooler weather creeps in. Thankfully we still have a few more weeks left to enjoy them and this recipe will definitely make an appearance on our dinner table at least once or twice more. It was divine!

This sweet babe of mine has been a trooper in the fields and she took her job very seriously gathering the ingredients for this meal!

This dish has so many possibilities with how you choose to serve it. It would be a lovely compliment to grilled meat or fish. We served it alongside steamed rice and roasted chicken thighs. Amy suggests serving it with some plain yogurt on the side. I think this would also make a fine topping for pasta or risotto. The sauce is addictive and I highly recommend doubling it and saving the extra for drizzling over whatever else you choose to serve this with!

Local folks, you can grab eggplants and tomatoes from us tomorrow (Saturday 10/9) at the Hood River Farmers market from 9-1pm. You can also find local chickpeas from Sungold Farm and local miso paste from Joriniji Miso

I hope you all enjoy this sheet pan dish as much as we did! Thank you Amy for the inspiration!!

 

Spicy Miso Roasted Tomatoes & Eggplant

Prep Time: 15 minutes    Cook Time: 45 minutes    Serves: 4-6 as a side

  • 1 medium (1 pound) eggplant, cut into 1 1/2 inch wedges
  • 4 medium (1 1/2 pounds) tomatoes, cut into 6 wedges each
  • 1 medium yellow onion, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons unpasteurized white miso
  • 2 teaspoons honey or maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine seas salt, plus more to taste
  • 3/4 cup cooked chickpeas (if from a can, well drained)
  • chopped parsley or cilantro leaves for garnish

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. Lightly grease a large rimmed baking sheet. Place the eggplant, tomatoes, and onion on it. With an immersion blender or small food processor, blend together the oil, miso, honey, apple cider vinegar, garlic, coriander, chili flakes, turmeric and salt until smooth. Taste for seasonings and adjust as needed. (That's when I decided to double the sauce!! It's so good!!)
  3. Pour the sauce over the veggies and toss until evenly coated. Spread the veggies out on the pan so they're not overlapping to much (a little is okay).
  4. Roast for 35 minutes . Remove the veggies, add the chickpeas and toss the veggies as best you can (they'll be juicy so they may be a bit delicate). Return to the oven and roast for 10 minutes longer.
  5. Remove from the oven, scatter the pan with parsley or cilantro leaves and serve warm or at room temperature.

Notes

*This recipe is adapted from Amy Chaplin's cookbook "Whole Food Cooking Everyday


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3 thoughts on “Spicy Miso Roasted Tomatoes & Eggplant

  1. Amy says:

    This was delicious! Unfortunately, my tomatoes are done for the season. So, I used Japanese eggplant, lemon squash, red onion and threw in a few green beans that I picked. I’m not a spice person. So, I went very light on the pepper flakes as mine are freshly dried and tend to be hotter than store bought. Glad I did! It still had plenty of heat. I doubled the sauce too. I think it will be wonderful on many roasted vegetables. Looking forward to trying it on roasted cabbage and cauliflower. Thank you for a wonderful recipe!

  2. SueJ says:

    Happened to have all of the ingredients, although I had to use cherry tomatoes because they were the only type we had. So easy to make for so much flavor. Plan to make this often.

    1. Andrea says:

      yay! I’m so happy to hear!!

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