Honey-and-Spice-Roasted Eggplant Recipe - Vegetarian Times

Honey-and-Spice-Roasted Eggplant


Serve the roasted eggplant halves straight from the oven, when they’ll be meltingly tender, or cool to room temperature for a chewier base for the bean salad. The edible eggplant skins will remain slightly firm, so serve with a knife and fork.

  • 6Servings


  • 3 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 Tbs. honey
  • 1 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 3 medium Italian eggplants (21/4 lb.), halved lengthwise
  • 1 15-oz. can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Tbs. finely chopped shallot
  • 1/2 cup raw shelled pistachios
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh mint, finely chopped


1 | Preheat oven to 400°F. Whisk oil with honey, lemon juice, coriander, and cumin; season with salt, if desired.

2 | Score each eggplant with 4 X-shaped cuts without fully piercing skin. Transfer to roasting pan or rimmed baking
sheet, then brush cuts with 2 Tbs. honey-spice mixture. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Roast 45 to 50 minutes, or until tender, brushing once with 1 Tbs. honey-spice mixture halfway through baking.

3 | Meanwhile, combine beans, shallot, and remaining honey-spice mixture in small bowl. Just before serving, add pistachios and mint, and toss to combine.

4 | Place 1/3 cup bean mixture in center of each eggplant.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 85
  • Carbohydrate Content: 5 g
  • Fat Content: 7 g
  • Fiber Content: 2 g
  • Protein Content: 1 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 0.5 g
  • Sodium Content: 8 mg
  • Sugar Content: 3 g