Chickpea and Tahini Stuffed Aubergine

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Main Course, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 360kcal

Ingredients 

  • 2 Large Aubergines
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Small Onion (Chopped)
  • 2 Cloves Garlic (Chopped)
  • 2 tbsp Parsley (Chopped, plus more to garnish)
  • 200 grams Chickpeas (Drained)
  • 2 tbsp Tahini
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • Salt, Pepper, Oil

Spices

  • 1 tsp Tumeric
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Coriander (Chopped)
  • 1/3 tsp Hot Paprika
  • 1/3 tsp Sweet Paprika

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 400F (200C). 
  • Cut the aubergines in half lengthwise, place them on a baking tray lined with baking paper, and bake in the oven for about 25-30 minutes. Once baked remove the flesh with a spoon, leaving about ¼ inch (1/2 cm) of the edges of the aubergine. Chop the aubergine flesh and set aside.
  • Heat a pan with 2 tbsp. of olive oil, add the chopped onion and finely chopped garlic, fry for 2-3 minutes. Then add the chopped flesh, and season with salt and pepper. Continue cooking for another 5 minutes stirring often.
  • Next add the spices, and fry for another 2-3 minutes, adding water as needed to avoid burning. 
  • Add the chopped parsley and take off the heat. Finally add the chickpeas, tahini and lime juice, mix, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Transfer the stuffing into the halved cooked aubergines and serve with fresh chopped parsley.

Nutrition

Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 777mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 308IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 3mg

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