Eggplant in Date Sauce

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Recipe by mangomom

A vegetarian friend I served this to raved that it was the best eggplant dish she had ever tasted! I don't know about that, but it is definitely unusual and quite delicious. It is from "The World Cafe" vegetarian cookbook.

Top Tweak by carelbertram

I browned the eggplant separately from the onions. And I had leftovers, which I made into borek with filo dough. Nice! Just don't over-file, as they are so rich.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, saute the onions in the oil until they are soft.
  2. Add the eggplant, and sprinkle with a bit of salt.
  3. Saute until the eggplant is browned.
  4. Add the spices and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add the vegetable broth and gently simmer for about 10 minutes, until eggplant is cooked.
  6. Puree the dates with the lemon juice and rose water in a food processor, adding enough water to make a creamy paste.
  7. Stir this into the eggplant and enjoy.

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