Quinoa Stuffed Eggplant (Recipe)

Jan 23, 2022

Quinoa Stuffed Eggplant (Recipe)


✅ 1 eggplant

✅ 2 tablespoons olive oil divided

✅ 1 medium shallot diced (about 1/2 cup)

✅ 1 cup chopped button mushrooms about 2 cups whole

✅ 5 - 6 Tuttorosso whole plum tomatoes chopped

✅ 1 tablespoon tomato juice from the can
✅ 2 garlic cloves minced

✅ 1/2 cup cooked quinoa

✅ 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

✅ 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley + more to garnish

✅ Salt & pepper to taste

✅ 1 tablespoon tahini

✅ 1 teaspoon lemon juice

✅ 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

✅ Water to thin


1️⃣ Preheat the oven to 425ºF. Cut the eggplant in half lengthwise and scoop out some of the flesh. Place on a baking sheet and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of oil. Sprinkle with salt and bake for 20 minutes.

2️⃣ While the eggplant is cooking, heat the remaining oil in a large skillet. Once add all the shallots and mushrooms. Saute until mushrooms have softened, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, quinoa and spices, and cook until the liquid has evaporated.

3️⃣ Once the eggplant has cooked for 20 minutes, reduce the oven temperature to 350ºF and stuff each half with the tomato-quinoa mixture. Bake for another 10 minutes.

4️⃣ When ready to serve, whisk together tahini, lemon, garlic, water and a touch of salt and pepper. Drizzle tahini over eggplants, sprinkle with parsley


Servings : 1
Ready in : 30 Minutes
Course : Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Recipe Type : Batch Cooking, CrockPot Cooking, Gluten Free, Weight Loss
Calories: 345kcal

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