Total Time
1hr 2mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 17 mins

My vegetarian friend shared this dish with me and I fell in love with it. If you like eggplant and spinach, you might want to give it a try. Adapted from Moosewood.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large pot, saute the onions and garlic in oil until vegetables are transparent.
  2. Add the eggplant and red bell pepper; stir to combine.
  3. Crush the tomatoes and add them with their liquid to the pot; stir to combine.
  4. Add the apple juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and fennel; stir to combine (if using dried dill, add it now).
  5. Cover and simmer, stirring frequently, for 15 minutes or until the eggplant is tender.
  6. Add in the fresh dill, lemon juice, and spinach.
  7. Simmer for a couple of minutes or until the spinach wilts but is still bright green in color.
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Ladle into individual bowls and sprinkle feta cheese on top.
Most Helpful

Excellent, refreshing dish! Reminds me of a dish from Georgia (Country) called Ajapsandali. I fried the eggplant separately and added it in after peppers were cooked. I also added some potatoes and scallions.

plambago April 16, 2013

We loved it!!!! Will make this over and over again. Our 3 yrs old had seconds!!!

michaelandshannan05 March 27, 2010