This Greek-inspired stuffed eggplant is filled with veggies and flavors of the Mediterranean. The dish is easy to pull together and the addition of cumin gives it a sweet, earthy note. Source: EatingWell.com, May 2020

Ali Ramee
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat to 400 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.

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  • Cut each eggplant in half lengthwise. Using a spoon, scoop out flesh from the halves, leaving about 1/2-inch border on the sides and bottoms. Coarsely chop the flesh and set aside.

  • Drizzle the insides of the eggplant shells evenly with 1 tablespoon oil. Place the shells, cut-side up, on the prepared baking sheet and roast until tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven and increase oven temperature to broil.

  • While the eggplant roasts, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook, stirring often, until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add tomato paste, cumin, and garlic; cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add tomatoes, bell pepper and the reserved chopped eggplant; cook, stirring occasionally, until the eggplant is tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in parsley, olives and vinegar.

  • Divide the filling evenly among the eggplant shells; top each with 3 tablespoons feta. Broil until the cheese is melted and golden, 6 to 8 minutes. Sprinkle with fresh oregano and dill, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

268 calories; 17.4 g total fat; 5.3 g saturated fat; 25 mg cholesterol; 542 mg sodium. 819 mg potassium; 23.7 g carbohydrates; 8.2 g fiber; 13 g sugar; 7.4 g protein; 1949 IU vitamin a iu; 64 mg vitamin c; 90 mcg folate; 195 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 50 mg magnesium;