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Stuffed Eggplant Recipe | Vegan Stuffed Eggplant (Imam Bayildi) Recipe

Cooking Method
Cuisine
Courses
Difficulty Intermediate
Time
Prep Time: 20 min Cook Time: 60 min Total Time: 1 hr 20 mins
Servings 2
Best Season Suitable throughout the year
Ingredients
  • 2 eggplants (medium)
  • 2 onions (medium,chopped)
  • 2 green pointed peppers (finely chopped)
  • 2 tomatoes (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup parsley (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 red pointed pepper (optional)
Instructions
  1. Eggplants

    Preheat the oven to 180 °C = 356 °F and peel the eggplants from top to bottom in zebra stripes.

  2. Bake the eggplants.stuffed eggplant recipe

    Place the eggplants in a pan or tray. With a brush, coat the eggplants with olive oil, add salt and bake for 20-25 minutes until they soften. The original recipe says you have to fry the eggplants. However, as always, I try to share with you healthier ways to prepare our recipes. 

  3. Start to prepare the filling.

    Cut the pointed peppers, onions, garlic cloves, and tomatoes into very small pieces.

  4. Sauté the vegetables.stuffed eggplants

    Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat, place the vegetables, and sauté them with salt and pepper for 4-5 minutes.

  5. Add the finely chopped tomatoes.vegan stuffed eggplants

    Add the tomatoes and sauté for another 3-4 minutes.

  6. Fresh parsley.vegetarian eggplant recipe

    Add fresh parsley, give it a good mix and turn the heat off.

  7. Build your vegan stuffed eggplants.vegetarian eggplant recipes

    Cut a slit on each eggplant without slicing all the way through. Use a spoon to make a boat shape for the filling to lay in, and place the filling in the eggplants.

  8. This is the last step.vegan eggplant recipes

    Place them in the oven again and continue baking them for 25 minutes. Your vegan stuffed eggplants are ready to enjoy. You can be proud of yourself.

  9. Stuffed Eggplant Recipe is ready to enjoy.stuffed eggplant recipe

    The dish is served at room temperature or warm. I always serve it with rice. If you are a vegetarian, you can serve it with rice and some yogurt-garlic sauce.

    Bon Appétit 🙂

Note
  • Before you use the eggplants, you should soak the eggplants in salted water. It helps to remove the bitterness that eggplants have.
  • If there are any leftovers from the filling, you can enjoy them with a piece of bread as finger food.
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