Eggplant Dishes

images-1.jpegEggplant is one of my favourite vegetables. It is versatile, healthy and can be used in summer as well as winter dishes.

Eggplant Salad (serves 4 people)

2 eggplants

400 gr of peeled canned tomatoes

3 crushed cloves garlic

fresh coriander/cilantro

1 tsp ground cumin

olive oil

salt and pepper

Grill or microwave the eggplants. Wait until they have cooled. Cut in half and scoop out the pulp.

Heat the olive oil in a pan and gently fry the garlic, make sure it does not burn. Add the tomatoes and cook uncovered for about 10 minutes.

Add the eggplant pulp, the coriander, salt and pepper. Cook uncovered for approximately 20 minutes, stirring from time to time.

When the dish is cooked, add the ground cumin. Chill at least 3 hours.

Eggplant Quiche (dairy)

Ready-made flaky pastry

1 packet of frozen grilled or fried slices of eggplant

150 gr of soft goat cheese

1 small jar of tapenade

olive oil

a few black pitted olives

Press the pastry into a pie plate. Smear it with the tapenade, not too heavily though. Arrange the slices of eggplants on top. Add the sliced cheese. Sprinkle with herbs and drizzle a little olive oil. Put a few olives in the middle to decorate.

Cook 25 minutes at 450°F.

10 thoughts on “Eggplant Dishes

  1. I just bought an eggplant. So if I grill it, do I grill it whole? Or cut it? Of course, my grill is fleishig…but it would taste really good. I just have to remember to store it in a meat container.

  2. Yes, the first recipe. Unfortunately, it’s raining today, so I stuck my eggplant in the oven. I can still make a variant of your first recipe.

    I can’t do a lot of dairy recipes because I’m lactose intolerant. I try to limit the dairy I eat to some hard cheese and some yogurt.

  3. You’re welcome!
    I made a parve rhubarb cobbler for Shabbat on Friday, it was delicious. I’ll post it during the week.

  4. Grill or microwave the eggplants.

    Do you have any tips for microwaving eggplant? I often use the microwave to “steam” vegetables, but the one time I tried it with eggplant it did not work so well.

    FYI, another quick way to cook eggplant is to broil it.

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