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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Quinoa Stuffed Eggplant with Tahini Sauce

You're going to fall in love with this Mediterranean quinoa crammed eggplant recipe! It's filled with flavor, packed with veggies, and takes simply 30 minutes to make!



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I've been on a extreme Mediterranean meals kick lately. When I'm considering about going out to eat, I quite a lot in basic terms desire Mediterranean/Turkish food. It's simply so rattling good. Just gimme all chickpeas, hummus, parsley, cucumber and tahini. Like I'm in truth it for dinner proper now even although I ate those crammed eggplants for lunch…

Problem? No. Obsession? Perhaps. Healthy? Always.

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Thankfully we've a delicious restaurant simply NULL blocks away that makes probably one of the foremost insane hummus and babganoush. It's heavily out of this world.

SHARESHARESHAREQuinoa Stuffed Eggplant - with mushrooms, tomatoes and a creamy tahini sauce on top! Ready in simply 30 MINUTES!


And ever since we ate there final weekend, eggplant has been on my brain.

So on the moment we are going to make those baked eggplants crammed with quinoa, tomatoes and mushrooms. It's a in truth fundamental dish to lay together, makes use of in basic terms a handful of meals (most of which I bet you already have!) and is in a position in about 30 minutes. And makes a bomb ass dinner for those who ask me!

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For the tomatoes, I in truth decided to make use of canned entire plum tomatoes simply due to the fact they are are tremendous juicy and flavorful. By now you recognise my favourite canned tomatoes are from Tuttorosso and I must say their entire plum tomatoes are legit.

When you open up the can, you spot entire tomatoes. Yes, that is what it says on the packaging, so that is what you'd expect, right? Well, you are going to be stunned at a few of the different brands.

If you count number while I visited their manufacturing unit final year, we in truth examined their entire tomatoes towards 10 of the important competitors and Tuttorosso's have been the in basic terms ones that have been nonetheless entire and intact.

Because they are whole, you'll be able to in truth chop them up simply such as you might a recent tomato. And since they are packed on the peak of ripeness, they quit up being method extra flavorful. PLUS! (sheesh, so many smart issues to say) Canned tomatoes are already cooked, so utilizing them on this recipe majorly speeds up the cooking time.

How to make THE BEST Quinoa Stuffed Eggplant -- in simply 30 MINUTES!


Our stuffing is a fundamental mix of quinoa, tomatoes, finely chopped mushrooms (which usually are not technically Mediterranean but supply a smart meaty texture to the recipe), shallots, garlic and a number of spices, that will get sauteed in some olive oil till it is scorching hot.

Then simply scoop it into the delicate eggplant, bake for one other few minutes and that is quite a lot it!

How to make THE BEST Quinoa Stuffed Eggplant -- in simply 30 MINUTES!


Oh but wait, there is also the sauce!

One of my favourite issues about Mediterranean meals is that they use tahini on everything. And whenever you have got been studying the weblog for a while, you then recognise I also desire to lay tahini on everything.

It's my favourite technique to make salad dressings (check out my Tahini Dressing: four Ways submit for some inspo), I upload it to my creamy caesar dressing, make power balls with it and many times simply drizzle it on avocado toast!

For our quinoa crammed eggplants, we are making a fast tahini drizzle with lemon juice, garlic powder and a pinch of salt. You'll desire to make certain to also upload slightly water in there so that it will get smart and creamy!

SHARESHARESHAREQuinoa Stuffed Eggplant - with mushrooms, tomatoes and a creamy tahini sauce on top! Ready in simply 30 MINUTES!

If you have got been on the search for a meal that is light, fundamental to make, and yet nonetheless absolutely satisfying, this crammed eggplant is for you! It also shops nicely within the fridge and will be reheated as leftovers the subsequent day!

Your turn…
What's your favourite Mediterranean meal? I'm seeking extra recipes to try, so permit me recognise your picks within the feedback below! And for those who quit up making this recipe, I'd love for you to snap a pic and tag @simplyquinoa on Instagram! Absolutely LOVE seeing your creations 🙂

xx A

SHARESHARESHAREQuinoa Stuffed Eggplant - with mushrooms, tomatoes and a creamy tahini sauce on top! Ready in simply 30 MINUTES!

Quinoa Stuffed Eggplant - with mushrooms, tomatoes and a creamy tahini sauce on top! Ready in simply 30 MINUTES!
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Quinoa Stuffed Eggplant with Tahini Sauce
You're going to fall in love with this Mediterranean quinoa crammed eggplant recipe! It's filled with flavor, packed with veggies, and takes simply 30 minutes to make!

 Course Main Course
 Cuisine American
 Keyword crammed eggplant, tahini
 Prep Time 5 minutes
 Cook Time 30 minutes
 Total Time 35 minutes
 Servings 2 Servings
 Calories 345 kcal
 Author Alyssa

Ingredients

1 eggplant
2 tablespoons olive oil divided
1 medium shallot diced (about 1/2 cup)
1 cup chopped button mushrooms about 2 cups whole
5 - 6 Tuttorosso entire plum tomatoes chopped
1 tablespoon tomato juice from the can
2 garlic cloves minced
1/2 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 teaspoon floor cumin
1 tablespoon chopped recent parsley + extra to garnish
Salt & pepper to taste
1 tablespoon tahini
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Water to thin

Instructions
Preheat the oven to 425ºF. Cut the eggplant in half lengthwise and scoop out a few of the flesh. Place on a baking sheet and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of oil. Sprinkle with salt and bake for 20 minutes.
While the eggplant is cooking, warmth the rest oil in a huge skillet. Once upload all of the shallots and mushrooms. Saute till mushrooms have softened, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, quinoa and spices, and prepare dinner till the liquid has evaporated.
Once the eggplant has cooked for 20 minutes, scale back the oven temperature to 350ºF and stuff every half with the tomato-quinoa mixture. Bake for one other 10 minutes.

When in a position to serve, whisk collectively tahini, lemon, garlic, water and a contact of salt and pepper. Drizzle tahini over eggplants, sprinkle with parsley and enjoy!

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