Did you make these Saucy Moroccan-Spiced Lentils yet? I desire so, simply due to the fact I even have the proper program for them. Let’s do this!
Cast iron skillet with Moroccan Lentils for making gluten-free vegan Stuffed Eggplant
This recipe requires 9 foods and comes collectively in about an hour.
The lentils are brought to beaten tomatoes and seasoned a little more. Then they’re simmered to perfection. In the meantime, slice eggplants (I contain NULL ways on this recipe!) and practice for stuffing.
Scooping out flesh from eggplants for making Moroccan Lentil-Stuffed Eggplant
Nicely charred eggplants in a big saute pan
Once your eggplants have browned , it’s time to upper them along with your lentils. I also seasoned mine with a little bit of vegan parmesan cheese and gluten-free bread crumbs for additional crunch, which I pretty recommend!
Sprinkling vegan parmesan cheese over a ceramic baking dish filled with Moroccan Lentil-Stuffed Eggplant
For these stuffing the eggplant, merely bake till effervescent and golden brown and you’ve one saucy, satisfying dinner in your hands.
Freshly baked Moroccan Lentil-Stuffed Eggplant that is gluten-free and vegan
And for these chopping and rolling, your last product will appear additional like this!
Alternative technique exhibiting rolled eggplant slices for our Moroccan Lentil-Stuffed Eggplant recipe
In my opinion, the roll-ups are a prettier presentation that requires much less cooking time. But the crammed eggplants appear like a heavily hearty entrée whilst plated. You can’t lose both way!
I desire you all LOVE this dish! It’s:
This is the proper hearty entrée or aspect dish that could be especially proper for hosting. It’s delicious on its own, nevertheless it could also pair nicely with my Garlicky Kale Salad and Crispy Chickpeas, Oil-Free Roasted Vegetables, 1-Pot Vegan Minestrone, and Sweet Potato and Avocado Green Salad. Also, my 5-Minute Macadamia Nut Cheese or Whipped Almond Ricotta could make the proper taste addition!
If you supply it a try, allow us understand the way it goes! Rate it, depart a comment, and be certain to tag a picture #minimalistbaker on Instagram so we will see what you arise with. Cheers, friends!
Eggplant rolls in a baking dish and on dinner plates over a bed of rice
Platter of 4 Moroccan-Spiced Lentil Stuffed Eggplants
4.73 from 22 votes
Moroccan Lentil-Stuffed Eggplant
Stuffed baked eggplant with Moroccan-spiced lentils! Just 9 ingredients, huge flavor, lots of protein and fiber, and the proper aspect dish or entrée.
Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings: (stuffed eggplants)
Category: Entree, Side
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Moroccan-Inspired, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 month
Does it keep? 4 Days
US Customary – Metric
4 small eggplants
2 Tbsp avocado or coconut oil (if avoiding oil, sub water)
1 pinch sea salt
1 batch Moroccan-Spiced Lentils
1 3/4 cups beaten tomatoes (crushed are greatest for taste and texture // can sub diced or puréed tomatoes)
1/4 tsp every sea salt and black pepper (plus additional to taste)
1/2 tsp smoked paprika (plus additional to taste)
1 1/2 Tbsp vegan parmesan cheese
1 1/2 Tbsp gluten-free panko bread crumbs (I like Ian’s model panko bread crumbs)
FOR SERVING optional
Fresh chopped parsley or cilantro
White or brown rice or cauliflower rice
Preheat oven to 375 stages F (190 C) and get out a 9×13-inch (or same size) baking dish.
To a big saucepan or rimmed skillet, upload Moroccan-Spiced Lentils, beaten tomatoes, salt, pepper, and paprika. Heat over medium warmth till bubbling. Then scale back warmth to simmer and practice dinner for 5 minutes more. Taste and regulate taste as needed, including additional salt and pepper for general taste or paprika for smokiness.
See notes if thinly chopping and rolling the eggplant. Otherwise, use a knife to chop an angled divot out of the heart of your eggplants. Then use a spoon to scrape out a hole center. Leave sufficient eggplant flesh so it is reliable sufficient to grasp the lentils (see photo). (Save leftover eggplant to make issues like Eggplant Curry, Persian Eggplant Dip, or Baba Ganoush.)
Heat a big rimmed skillet over medium heat. Once hot, upload oil and the eggplant cut-side down and disguise – you could possibly must do that in NULL (or additional if increasing batch size) batches depending at the measurement of your pan. Cook on one aspect for 4-5 minutes or till quite charred. Then flip the eggplant over at the different side, cover, and practice dinner for 4-5 minutes more. You’re in search of the eggplant to be softened and browned at the outside.
Once the eggplant is cooked, location cut-side up in your baking dish and upper with lentils. There ought to be lots to fill the eggplant and a few overflow, which could be spooned down into the dish. Top with vegan parmesan cheese and panko bread crumbs.
Bake exposed for 30-35 minutes or till the eggplant is delicate and browned and the lentils are bubbling. The bread crumbs ought to be browned.
Serve as is or over rice or cauliflower rice (optional). Garnish with contemporary parsley or cilantro (optional) for shade and flavor.
Best whilst fresh, although leftovers hold blanketed within the refrigerator as much as 4 days or within the freezer as much as 1 month.
*If chopping and rolling the eggplant into roll-ups, observe this method!
*Nutrition news is a tough estimate calculated with oil and with out rice.
*Stuffing technique adapted from Cooking with Alia.
Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 4 crammed eggplants)
Calories: 429 Fat: 9.6g Saturated fat: 1.2g Sodium: 403mg Carbohydrates: 72.8g Fiber: 33.2g Sugar: 25g Protein: 19.4g