with Garlicky Tomato Sauce & Lemon Basil Couscous
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- 1 eggplant
- 1 shallot
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1 lemon
- 1 oz fresh basil
- 1 oz vegan shredded mozzarella
- ¼ cup panko breadcrumbs
- 2 tsp Italian seasoning
- 14.5 oz fire roasted diced tomatoes
- 1 cup Israeli couscous
- 3 tbsp + 1 tsp olive oil*
- Salt and pepper*
- *Not Included
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Preheat the oven to 425°F. Trim the eggplant and slice lengthwise into 4 planks. Place sliced eggplant, 1 tbsp olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper on a baking sheet, and toss. Bake eggplant until lightly browned on both sides, flipping halfway through, 15 to 20 minutes.
Peel and mince the shallot and garlic. Zest and halve the lemon, juice one half, and cut the other half into wedges. Pick and tear the basil leaves. Add just half the minced garlic, mozzarella, breadcrumbs, and 2 tsp olive oil to a small bowl. Toss to combine.
Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add minced shallot, remaining minced garlic, and Italian seasoning. Cook until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, ¼ tsp salt, and a pinch of pepper, and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer the garlicky tomato sauce until slightly thickened, 5 to 7 minutes.
Add 1¼ cups water and a pinch of salt to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Add couscous, cover, reduce heat to low, and cook until water is absorbed, 10 to 12 minutes. Add lemon zest, lemon juice, just half the torn basil leaves, 2 tsp olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir the lemon basil couscous to combine.
Remove the baked eggplant from the oven and top with the garlicky tomato sauce and breadcrumb mixture. Bake until breadcrumbs are golden brown, another 4 to 6 minutes.
Divide the lemon basil couscous and eggplant parmesan between bowls. Top with the remaining torn basil leaves and serve with lemon wedges. Tuck in!