Baked Aegean Style Eggplant With Lentils

Recipe by Julesong
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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Prepare your ingredients: 1) rinse and drain the lentils, 2) halve and thinly slice the onion, 3) wash and slice the eggplant, 4) mince the garlic, 5) chop the parsley and basil, and 6) separate Swiss chard leaves from stems and chop them separately. Now you’re ready to put together the dish.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Get a 3.5 to 4 quart dutch oven and generously coat it with cooking spray or misted olive oil.
  • Spread the lentils evenly over the bottom of the dutch oven, then top with the sliced onion and eggplant. Evenly top that with the minced garlic, parsley, basil, capers, and paprika. Season to your preference with salt and tricolor pepper (black is okay, too, but tricolor is better).
  • In a small bowl, mix together the lemon juice and vinegars. Add a Swiss chard stem layer to the pot and sprinkle it with the vinegar mixture. Pack the chopped Swiss chard leaves as the final layer on top, then season once more with a bit of salt and pepper.
  • Cover and bake in 350 degree F oven for 45 minutes. (Original recipe adds: “…or about 3 minutes after aroma wafts from oven.”).
  • Garnish with a little crumbled feta, serve with rice pilaf, and enjoy!
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