Braising your eggplant is the perfect way to bring out flavor and create a delicious, hearty, and velvety smooth dish. Pair it with tomatoes, chickpeas, and plenty of spices and you’ve got yourself an incredibly satisfying, meatless meal!

Recipe by: The Mediterranean Dish

INGREDIENTS

  • 1.5 lb eggplant, cut into cubes
  • Salt
  • Private Reserve Greek extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, stem and innards removed, diced
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 6 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 dry bay leaves
  • 1 to 1 1/2 tsp sweet paprika OR smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp organic ground coriander
  • 1 tsp dry oregano
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp organic ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 28-oz can chopped tomato
  • 2 15-oz cans chickpeas, reserve the canning liquid
  • Fresh herbs such as parsley and mint for garnish

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The featured image is a stock photo by Jules meant to represent this dish.