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Cumin-Roasted Eggplant with Sweet Peppers and Chickpeas

Roasting brings out a wonderfully nutty flavor in chickpeas, which also add a punch of protein to this Middle Eastern veggie mix.


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Roasted Eggplant


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4 cups diced eggplant (2 medium eggplants)
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1 medium red onion, cut into small wedges
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1 yellow bell pepper, cut into bite-size wedges
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1 15-oz. can chickpeas, rinsed, drained, and patted dry
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3 Tbs. garlic-infused olive oil
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¾ tsp. ground cumin
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¾ tsp. ground coriander
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¼ tsp. cayenne pepper

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Yogurt Sauce


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½ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
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2 plum tomatoes, chopped
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¼ cup chopped fresh mint


1. To make Roasted Eggplant: Preheat oven to 450°F. Place eggplant, onion, and bell pepper in large bowl. Add chickpeas, oil, cumin, coriander, and cayenne. Toss to coat, and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Scatter vegetable mixture on baking sheet, and roast 20 minutes, turning with spatula 2 or 3 times. Increase oven heat to 500°F. Roast vegetables 10 minutes more, or until tender.

2. To make Yogurt Sauce: Combine yogurt, tomatoes, and mint in small bowl. Stir to mix, and serve with vegetables.

Nutrition Information: 

10 g
Total Fat: 
12 g
Saturated Fat: 
1.5 g
40 g
3 mg
384 mg
9 g
7 g
Serves 4

Comments on this Recipe

Yum! This dish is aromatic and colorful. The simple yogurt sauce really makes it. I cooked this for dinner last night, and it's a new favorite. Plus, it's super easy!

I make this dish often and have served it to guests. The flavor and textures are excellent.

made this tonight but instead of mixing yogurt and tomatoes, and mint, I just put a dollop of yogurt on top and sprinkled chopped tomatoes and mint over the top. Yum!

The baked eggplant is absolutely excellent! The yoghurt sauce maybe needs a bit of lemon juice and cucumber instead of tomato, s&p. Very good & fabulous with the thin Asian eggplant!!