- 1 - eggplant, large unpeeled cut into 12-15 slices
- 16 - asparagus spears medium
- salt to taste
- ground pepper
- olive oil
- 1 can - whole milk ricotta
- ½ cup - pecorino romano, grated
- ½ cup – basil, chopped
- Lemon zest and lemon juice of 1 large lemon
Italy is famous for a lot of things – food and the ancient historical sites are always on the top of the list. Eggplant and Asparagus Napoleons is one of the most simple Italian recipes that will have your family thanking you right after the first bite. Made with the goodness of eggplant and asparagus and topped with the cheesy cheese, this is a recipe to die for! If you’re a vegetarian, then this recipe is definitely your best bet for that brunch you were planning to throw, or the family get together you have the next day.
Eggplants are excellent sources of vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium and fiber. All of these promote a good healthy heat. They contain anthocyanin which drops down blood pressure considerably. Eggplants also contain polyphenols which have anti-cancer properties. And eggplant also contains anti-oxidants which fight against oxidative stress and inflammation.
Asparagus consists of way too many nutrients, but very few calories which imply asparagus is pretty ideal for weight loss. Asparagus is full of fiber which is good for the heart. And it also contains insoluble fiber which promotes healthy digestion. Asparagus is high in folate which is very important during pregnancy for producing DNA and forming red blood cells.
How to make Eggplant and Asparagus Napoleons
Just like blueberry, eggplant is also a berry! Eggplant originated from India.
Asparagus actually belongs to the Lily family and is also related to onions and garlic.