This recipe is chalk full of veggies, but even more full of flava, and that my friends, cannot be beat.
A healthy and delicious vegetarian meal that everyone will love.
- 2 c lentils, cooked
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 red pepper, very finely diced
- 2 c mushrooms, diced
- 1 can crushed tomatoes
- 1/2 small can tomato paste
- 2 tbsp paprika
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 1 eggplant, sliced in half, middle removed
- olive oil
- parmesan cheese
Brush both sides of the eggplant halves with olive oil and pan fry (with additional olive oil) for ~4 minutes per side. Insert a fork into the middle of the eggplant- when it goes through the eggplant without any resistance, it is done cooking.
Heat up oil in a saute pan and add the onions and garlic. Sweat for ~2 minutes. Add in the mushrooms. Cook until mushrooms have a meaty brown color. Add in the peppers and cook until soft.
Add in crushed tomatoes and tomato paste . C0ok on medium heat until it becomes a deep red color. Add in the lentils, paprika and cumin. Remove from heat.
Stuff lentil mixture into eggplants and cook in the oven for 25 minutes at 450F. Top with parmesan cheese.
- Category: Dinner
- Cuisine: Italian
Keywords: vegetarian, eggplant, lentils, dinner
[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Lentil Stuffed Eggplant – – cooked lentils (rinsed and drained), yellow onion (diced), garlic (diced), red pepper (very finely diced), mushrooms (diced), Crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, paprika, cumin, eggplant (cut in half, middle removed to create a “boat”), EVOO, Parmesan cheese, , Brush both sides of the egg plant halves with olive oil and pan fry (with additional olive oil) for ~4 minutes per side. The eggplant should soften up and there should be char marks on both sides.; Cook onion, garlic, red pepper and mushrooms in a sautee pan until soft. ; Add in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, lentils and seasonings. Stir and let simmer for 5 minutes.; Stuff lentil mixture into eggplants and cook in the oven for 25 minutes at 450F. Top with parmesan cheese. ; ; – – Dinner – Lunch – main – Blog Post – Dinner – Recipe[/wpurp-searchable-recipe]