Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. One

  2. 1/4-inch slices

  3. 1 pound zucchini, stem and bottom ends trimmed, cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices

  4. 1 1/2 pounds yellow squash, stem and bottom ends trimmed, cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices

  5. 1/2 cup olive oil

  6. Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  7. 10 ounces soft, mild goat cheese

  8. 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil leaves

  9. 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

  10. 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil plus extra for serving

  11. 2 large red bell peppers oasted, cores, seeds, and skins removed, cut into 16 ounces fresh spinach, washed, stems removed, then blanched, squeezed dry, and coarsely chopped

  12. 2 large yellow bell peppers roasted, cores, seeds, and skins removed, cut into 3 or 4 large pieces

  13. Balsamic vinegar, for serving

  14. Basil leaves, chiffonade or whole, for garnishing

  15. Toasted croutons, for serving, optional

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. Line 2 large baking sheets with aluminum foil and lightly grease with olive oil. Arrange some of the eggplant, zucchini, and yellow squash slices in a single layer on the sheets, slightly overlapping them. Brush with olive oil and lightly season with salt and pepper. Bake until soft and just golden around the edges, 8 to 10 minutes . Remove from the oven and transfer to a plate to cool. Repeat with the remaining eggplant, zucchini and yellow squash slices.

  3. In a large bowl, combine the goat cheese with the basil, parsley, and extra virgin olive oil.

  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper and mix well.

  5. In a 6-cup terrine (12 x 3 x 3 inches), arrange the eggplant slices crosswise over the bottom and up the sides, overlapping the slices to completely cover the terrine. The ends of the slices should overhang the sides of the terrine. Top the eggplant with thin layers of red bell pepper, zucchini, yellow squash, spinach, and yellow bell pepper. Crumble a layer of the goat cheese mixture on top of the yellow bell pepper, and repeat the layering with the remaining vegetable slices. Bring the overhanging eggplant slices up over the terrine. Wrap the terrine loosely in plastic wrap. Top with an equal-size terrine or a piece of cardboard wrapped in aluminum foil. Place a brick or heavy pot on top of the terrine and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or for up to 24 hours.

  6. Remove the terrine from the refrigerator. Remove the weight and unwrap. Slice with a very sharp knife and serve 1 thick or 2 thin slices per person, drizzled with balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil. Garnish with basil leaves.

  7. This recipe was featured in the Sharing in the Harvest episode of Emeril Green.


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