12.26.2010

mmm..eggplant!

Today for lunch, I decided to go through my fridge and use up some vegetables I had before they got old. The result was a tasty, Spicy Roasted Eggplant with Lemon. Here is the recipe - try it out, and play with the spice level to make it as spicy as you like.

Spicy Roasted Eggplant with Lemon
Ingredients:
1 medium eggplant, cut into 1'' cubes
1 slice roasted red pepper (I used the "Delallo" brand, soaked in olive oil and garlic)
2 scallions roughly chopped
1 1/2 T. chopped parsely
1 1/2 T. chopped cilantro
3/4 t. garlic powder
1/2 t. ground red pepper
Juice from 1/2 a lemon
1/4 c. olive oil
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. black pepper

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except the liquids. Once mixed, add lemon juice and olive oil. Pour onto a foil lined baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, until the eggplant is tender. Serve with a side of hummus and fresh veggies for dipping and a couple slices of fresh garlic bread (thin baguette slices, toasted and spread with earth balance and garlic powder).

Serves 2-4, depending on serving size.
                



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