In Celebration of Eggplant

Besides being naughty, eggplant is a wonderful vegetable. Since it has little flavor of its own, and it happily soaks up the flavors of whatever you cook it with, it’s amazingly versatile.

I’ve had a huge bounty of eggplant this year, so I was afraid my husband would be a little annoyed at yet one more eggplant entree. But he LOVED this one – Moroccan Eggplant with Garbanzo Beans. Of course, he likes just about anything if it has garbanzo beans in it. Heh. I used to work with a woman whose kids called them “gob-knob-zo beans”. But I digress.

I cooked the eggplant mixture a wee bit too long, I think, because it looked a lot more like a stew than the pretty picture on the website. But nonetheless, it was very tasty. I just served it in bowls.

I didn’t have canned lentils (I’m not sure I’ve ever even seen canned lentils, other than as soup), so I cooked up 1/2 cup dry lentils and added them. I also had no cilantro (darn it!), so I just added a bit of fresh parsley instead. Otherwise, I made it according to the recipe.

We give it two thumbs up.

Oh, and for those who care, it’s both vegetarian and  gluten free.

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10 Responses to In Celebration of Eggplant

  1. Chery says:

    Did you not include the recipe? I’d love to see it and try it, too.

  2. cheryl says:

    oops – link to recipe was wrong. It’s fixed now.

  3. Cookie says:

    Sounds yummy.

    When is National Eggplant Appreciation Month, anyway? ;^)

  4. Norma says:

    gob-knob-zo — at least they were kids. I am always reminded with a shudder of my sister-in-law who pronounces sphagnum moss “SPANG-um.”

    I want to kill her. But then, it doesn’t take much with me and her. Heh.

  5. Chris says:

    And it does sound tasty!

  6. margene says:

    It smelled so good when we dropped in last night!

  7. Nora says:

    That does sound good. I’m generally a little “meh” on eggplant because of the texture, although I do like those little Thai eggplants. But, yeah, with garbanzos and lentils… yum!

  8. elizabeth says:

    That sounds good! I made something last night that I bet your husband would like – Whole Wheat Spaghetti w/Garlic, Tomatoes and Sage:
    http://www.vegetariantimes.com/recipes/10984?section=154

    I added some toasted walnuts to the top and it was really, really good!

  9. Miss T says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen canned lentils, either.

  10. Carrie K says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen canned lentils either. That dish sounds yummy.

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