Savory Mediterranean Stuffed Eggplant | Flavorful Delight



Savory Mediterranean Stuffed Eggplant | Flavorful Delight

Embark on a culinary journey to the Mediterranean coast with our mouthwatering Savory Mediterranean Stuffed Eggplant. This dish captures the essence of the region’s vibrant flavors and combines them into a delightful, wholesome meal that’s both visually appealing and incredibly delicious.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium-sized eggplants
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped Kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  1. Cut the eggplants in half lengthwise and scoop out the flesh, leaving about a 1/2-inch border. Chop the scooped-out eggplant flesh into small pieces.
  2. In a skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant.
  3. Add the chopped eggplant flesh to the skillet and cook until softened.
  4. Stir in diced tomatoes, cooked quinoa, chopped Kalamata olives, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  5. Remove the skillet from heat and fold in crumbled feta cheese and chopped fresh parsley.
  6. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Stuff the hollowed eggplant halves with the quinoa mixture.
  7. Place the stuffed eggplants on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the eggplants are tender.
  8. Once cooked, remove from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4

Savor the flavors of the Mediterranean with these delectable stuffed eggplants. Filled with a tantalizing mixture of quinoa, tomatoes, olives, and feta cheese, every bite transports you to the sun-soaked shores of Greece.

Nutrition per serving: Calories: 245 | Fat: 10g | Carbohydrates: 32g | Fiber: 8g | Protein: 8g

Indulge in this delightful culinary creation and relish the blend of textures and tastes that define Mediterranean cuisine. From the creamy feta cheese to the earthiness of eggplant, this dish offers a truly Flavorful Delight that’s perfect for a cozy dinner or a festive gathering with friends and family.

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