- 1 sweet potato sliced in circles
- 1 small aubergine sliced in circles
- 1 small zucchini sliced in circles
- 1 small squash sliced in circles
- 1 medium onion cut in half circles
- 1 big portobello mushroom cut in C shape pieces
- 7-10 baby asparagus, if you have big ones you'll need 3-4, optional
- 3 medium tomatoes
- 8 stems of fresh basil leaves
- 2-3 garlic gloves
- handful of raw cheddar cheese or nut sauce
Heat the oven to 200 -220C.
Peel you tomatoes (the best way to do it is to cut it the skin in round motion all around the body of tomato and then make another circular pre-cut from the other side, then place it in the pan and add hot, boiling water, the skin will peel off itself ) and cut them in small pieces, saute in olive oil with some garlic and basil, then place a cover and leave on the small heat for 20 min, to get the texture of a puree. Leave to cool down.
Salt&spice&pepper your veggies to your taste.
Oil or butter your pan, or place on greeted parchment paper - sweet potato and aubergine, bake in the oven for about 15-20 min. Place you zucchini, squash, onion and mushroom on oiled pan too and bake them for 10-15 mins.
Meanwhile, you can broil asparagus just for a couple of minutes, it's easy to overdue tender leaves (I used a leftover in this case, you can go with out it or substitute with any other favorite vegetable, like spinach or pepper) Cool down and cut into 5-6 cm pieces to decorate your pyramids.
When vegetables are cooked and cooled down, take the aubergine and place it on the plate, cover it with tomato paste, follow with zucchini, squash, tomato paste again, onion, asparagus, mushroom, tomato paste, sweet potato and finish with aubergine. Top with cheese or nut paste.
For the nut paste you'll need:
- 1 cup of soaked nuts, your favorite, can be pine or walnut or cashew
- 2 garlic gloves
- 3-4 stems of fresh parsley
- 3-4 stems of fresh cilantro
- you can add any other fresh herb or spice, experiment with it
- 3 table spoons of soy sauce
- 3 table spoons of olive oil
This paste is great with all sorts of pasta, vegetables, quinoa, salads, topping, as a sauce.
Put your small pretty pyramids back on the pan and bake for another 5-7 minute to heat them and let all the tastes melt into each other.
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