Moussaka

Ingredients: 4 tbsp olive oil 3 medium or 2 large aubergines, sliced 1 large onion, finely chopped 4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 2 tsp cinnamon 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano 1 pound minced lamb 2 tbsp tomato purée, mixed with 2/3 cup water 2/3 cup red wine Small bunch of cilantro, chopped For the…

Roasted veggie and feta orzo

For the roasted veggies: 1 eggplant, peeled, 1-inch diced 1 bell pepper, 1-inch diced 1/2 red onion (peeled), 1-inch diced 4 oz baby bella or button mushrooms, stemmed and quartered Extra virgin olive oil 1/2 tsp Kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper For the lemon garlic vinaigrette: Juice of 1 large lemon (about…

Eggplant Caviar

Ingredients: 1 eggplant, about 1 pound Half a large tomato or one Roma 2 garlic cloves 3/4 teaspoon salt Few grinds of black pepper 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prick the eggplant all over with a fork, and roast on a foil-lined baking sheet until soft,…

Eggplant Soup

Ingredients: 1 pound firm eggplant 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup sliced white or yellow onion Salt and pepper 3 garlic cloves, minced Pinch cayenne 3 cups chicken broth 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest 1/2 tablespoon za’atar 1 teaspoon chopped cilantro Poke 2 or 3 holes in eggplant with a paring knife,…

Sichuan Hot and Sour Eggplant

Ingredients: Kosher salt 1 1/2 pounds Chinese or Japanese eggplants (about 3), trimmed, split into quarters lengthwise and cut into 3- to 4-inch lengths 1-2 red Thai bird chilies 3 tablespoons white vinegar or rice wine vinegar 2 tablespoons mirin 1 tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon Chinkiang vinegar (or balsamic vinegar) 1…

Stuffed Eggplant with Herbed Bulgur

Ingredients: 3 small eggplants 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 teaspoon crushed black pepper 1/2 teaspoon za’atar spice 1/2 cup dry bulgur wheat 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, tightly packed 1/4 cup scallions, thinly sliced 2 tbsp toasted pine nuts, plus more for garnish 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds, plus more for…