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Slice the eggplant into rounds. Place the eggplant onto a baking tray, season with salt and pepper, drizzle with olive oil. Cook at 200°C for 15-20 minutes. Turning at the halfway mark. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.

To make the LeaderBrand Wild Rocket pesto:

In a blender combine the Wild Rocket, parmesan cheese, basil leaves, pine nuts, and olive oil. Blitz till smooth, scraping down the sides often. Add the lemon juice and season for salt as required. Set aside.

To assemble:

Cut the top off the loaf and scoop out the bread inside. Slice the tomatoes. Spread the wild rocket pesto inside the loaf and the lid. Layer up the fillings inside starting with the cheese. Make sure you pack in lots of LeaderBrand Wild Rocket to pack a peppery punch. Season with salt and pepper. Cover with the lid. Slice into slices to serve.

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Servings per package: 2.5

Serving Size:40 g

Avg Quantity per serve Avg Quantity per 100g
Energy  38 kJ 95 g
Protein 1.3 g 3.2 g
Fat, Total 0.2 g 0.5 g
– saturated <0.1 g <0.1 g
Carbohydrate 0.1 g 0.2 g
– sugars 0.1 g 0.2 g
Dietary Fibre 0.9 g 2.3 g
Sodium 5 mg 13 mg
Vitamin A 89 ug (12% RDI*) 222 ug

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 14th Edition 2021

Quantities stated above are averages only.

*Recommended Daily Intake (NZ Adult)

timer Total time 35 mins hourglass_empty Prep time 15 mins timer Cook time 20 mins people Serving 4-6 people info_outline Difficulty Easy
  • 50g LeaderBrand Wild Rocket
  • 1 cup LeaderBrand Wild Rocket
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 tsp toasted pine nuts
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • Juice half one lemon
  • 50ml olive oil
  • Salt
  • 1 medium sized loaf of bread
  • ½ eggplant
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2/3 slices Swiss cheese
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