Eggplant and Caper Tournedos

This 30 minute recipe is a great Italian dish for eggplant lovers!
  • Preparation Time: 25 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 33 minutes


Servings: 4 persons
  • 5 tbsp
  • 1 clove(s)
  • 1 tbsp
    fresh rosemary roughly chopped
  • 14 oz
    diced tomatoes canned
  • 3
    eggplants sliced lengthwise (see image)
  • cups
    whole wheat rice
  • 2 tbsp
  • 1 cup
    almonds roughly chopped
  • 2 cups
  • 5 tbsp
    nutritional yeast



  1. Preheat the oven to 460°F.

The Sauce

  1. Heat up 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan and briefly fry the garlic and rosemary. Add the tomato cubes and cook the sauce on low heat for 15 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

The Eggplant Tournedos

  1. Sprinkle salt and pepper on the eggplant slices. Brush both sides of each slice with oil. Place the eggplant tournedos on a baking tray lined with baking paper and roast them in the center of the oven for about 20 minutes until golden brown.

The Rice Mix

  1. Cook the rice according to the packaging.
  2. While the rice is cooking, add capers and the homemade sauce and mix well.


  1. Done! Split the rice across 4 deep plates and place the eggplant tournedos next to them. Pour any leftover sauce on top of the eggplants and sprinkle the almonds and nutritional yeast on everything. Add a bit of arugula on the side.
Courses: Main Course
Cuisines: Italian
Difficulty: level 2 (average)
Cooking time: 15-30 minutes
Number ingredients: 5-10 ingredients
Taste: savory
Preparation method: frying, oven
Type of dish: rice dish
Campaigns: VeggieChallenge

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