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Mediterranean Vegetables with Goat Cheese Sauce

30 minutes or fewer      If you prefer, use feta cheese instead of the goat cheese. This makes about 6 cups.

30 minutes or fewer     


If you prefer, use feta cheese instead of the goat cheese. This makes about 6 cups.

Servings
6

Ingredients

Mediterranean vegetables

  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 small eggplant, about 3/4 lb., unpeeled and cubed
  • 1 13.75-oz. can water-packed artichoke hearts, drained and well rinsed
  • 1 15-oz. can roasted red peppers, drained, well rinsed and chopped
  • 1 15.5-oz. can small white beans, drained and well rinsed
  • 1/2 tsp. herbes de Provence

Goat cheese sauce

  • 4 oz. goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • 2 tsp. pesto

Preparation

To make Mediterranean Vegetables: Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté garlic 30 seconds, and add bell pepper and eggplant. Sauté 4 to 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium. Add remaining ingredients, stirring well. Continue to cook and stir, adding a few tablespoons of water to prevent sticking, if needed.

To make Goat Cheese Sauce: Put all ingredients in blender or food processor; purée until smooth.

To serve, spoon equal portions of vegetables onto 6 plates, and top with Goat Cheese Sauce.