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Eggplant Sauté

A quick sauté of eggplant, bell peppers, tomatoes, garlic, and fresh herbs will make a delightful addition to your recipe file. Taste, texture, and ease of preparation will tease you again and again.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 23 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course app, Appetizer, brunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tsp Olive oil
  • 1 Yellow onion
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 1 Eggplant peeled and cut into cubes, approximately 1/2 inch each

  • 2 Fresh Tomatoes seeded and diced
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 3-4 Whole spice berries
  • 3 cloves of Garlic 2 cloves minced. 1 clove crushed.
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Red Pepper flakes optional
  • 1/4 cup Fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Fresh basil hand-torn
  • 1 tsp Fresh Lemon juice

Instructions
 

  • Heat oil in a large nonstick saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Add onion and bell peppers; sauté for 3 minutes.
  • Reduce heat. Add 2 minced garlic cloves, tomato paste and cook for another minute.
  • Add the eggplant, tomatoes, bay leaves, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes. Stir to
    combine. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat. Remove bay leaves and any visible whole spice berries.
  • Add parsley, basil, crushed garlic, and lemon juice. Combine with eggplant mixture. Enjoy hot or at room temperature.


Keyword eggplant, red bell peppers, tomato, vegan, vegetarian