Arabian Vegetable Medley


3.8 of 5 (37)
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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 96.2
  • Total Fat: 2.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 415.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 17.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.1 g
  • Protein: 3.1 g

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Introduction

To remove eggplant's bitter flavor, sprinkle slices with salt and let sit for 30 minutes before cooking. To remove eggplant's bitter flavor, sprinkle slices with salt and let sit for 30 minutes before cooking.

Ingredients

    2 Pounds eggplant, Cut in 1-1/2 cubes 2 Tablespoons olive oil, divided 4 Cups sliced onion 2 Teaspoons minced garlic 1 Teaspoon salt 1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 Teaspoon pepper 2 Cans (1 pound each) tomatoes, undrained and coarsely chopped 1 Can (16 ounces) chick peas, rinsed and drained

Directions

1. In large non-stick skillet, over medium-high heat, saute eggplant in 1 tablespoon oil 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly brown and crisp-tender. Remove eggplant from pan; set aside.

2. In same skillet, over medium-high heat, saute onions in remaining oil 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly brown and tender. Stir in garlic, salt, cinnamon and pepper and cook 2 to 3 minutes.

3. Fold in eggplant, tomatoes and chick peas; bring to boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 30 minutes or until eggplant is tender. Remove cover and cook 15 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed.

Makes 16 servings.

Recipe courtesy of the National Turkey Federation, for more like it, please visit www.eatturkey.com


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Member Ratings For This Recipe


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    Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    another way to reduce the calorie count is to bake the cut up eggplant on a non stick cookie sheet till tender than add to receipe - 1/22/10


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    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    It's a matter of taste but it's not necessary to salt the eggplant and soak it in water, for those interested in low sodium dishes or wanting to see what eggplant really tastes like. A chef on a cooking show I recently watched advised against it. - 1/22/10


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    Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Really good! I salted the eggplant then rinsed really well and baked it rather than saute; sauteed onions in a bit of low sodium broth; used low sodium tomatoes and didn't add any more salt (there's enough for us in the eggplant and chick peas). Cut fat and sodium way down. - 5/20/11


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    Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I'll prepare this recipe in the summer, when I'll have tons of fresh tomatoes (and hopefully my home-grown eggplants!), and also add some bell pepper, jalapeņo, and touch of curry paste for the heat. - 1/22/10


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    Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Enjoy this immensely!! Great all by itself!! - 1/22/10


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    Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I sprinkled grated fat-free mozzarella on mine for extra protein. Yum! - 1/22/10


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    Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Like the Arabian recipe. How bout more Indian recipes? - 1/22/10


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    Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I thought this dish was soooooo delish! I will definately be making again! - 12/11/08


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    Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is from the National Turkey Foundation but does not contain any turkey! I made it with fresh tomatoes instead of canned and it was great. - 10/1/08


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    Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful! I love veggie dishes like this and this is a keeper. I only had one can of diced tomatoes so I chopped up two tomatoes as well and it worked. - 9/18/08


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    Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was so good and easy to make, next time i'm going to cut the recipe in half since this makes A LOT of food. - 8/24/07


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    Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Delicious. Filling and low calorie. - 6/18/07


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Nice combo of flavor. - 2/3/10


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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was good. I normally don't care for eggplant but salting it did the trick - 1/28/10


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I did not soak the eggplants, served it over couscous. Delicious! - 1/24/10


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    thank you - 1/22/10


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    egg plant substitutes: portobello mushrooms, okra, zuchinni, or something called cocazille. I will try with portobellow mushrooms, as eggplant is a nightshade, which is not healthy, for me. Sounds delicious! - 10/10/11


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    Very Good
    Good recipe! - 10/10/11


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    FANTASTIC!..i served it with whole wheat couscous.. - 10/10/11


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    This sounds yummy! - 7/26/11


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    Very Good
    I thought it had a nice flavor and it was interesting to make something new, but my kids were not fans (maybe if I'd cut the egplant really small instead?). And I like recipes that are quicker to cook. - 5/31/11


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    Very Good
    very easy to make, love my eggplant! - 5/20/11


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    sounds yummy! - 5/20/11


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    Very Good
    Finally a recipe with real character! - 5/20/11


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    Excellent - 4/13/11


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    this is so good . smells filled the air and could not wait until dinner to taste . yes will make it again. - 4/13/11


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    I love Turkish food, I'll have to check out the site. Thanks! - 4/13/11


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    MMM, sounds delicious. While the standard protocol for prepping eggplant is salting then draining for 30 minutes, I'd be interested to see if there are other ways. Eggplant is a sponge and something needs to be done to it so that it doesn't soak up a lot of oil. - 4/13/11


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    O.K.
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I tried it---- I'm not an eggplant person but we ate it--it acturally was good!- - 4/13/11


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    Far too much tomato for me! - 4/13/11


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    Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love vegetable medley, but I can't eat eggplant due to allergy - 4/13/11


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds like a great recipe, but I'm an eggplant lover anyway. Will definately try it... also a good one for diabetics. - 1/28/10


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    Some of my favorite ingredients and seasonings. I just know I'm going to love it; so I'm giving it five stars now. Will make it next week. - 1/23/10


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    Very Good
    delish! :-) - 1/22/10


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    O.K.
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Is there anything which can be substituted for the egg plant? Can't tolerate it? - 1/22/10


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    I love eggplant and plan to try this in the near future. - 1/22/10


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    I've had similar reciples like this and they were fantastic! This would be tasty, filling and have lots of good veggies that we all strive to have in our diets. - 1/22/10


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    I will definitely try this. My husand cant have green vegetables and this is a great alternative. - 1/22/10


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    Incredible!
    Love this recipe! and all the best veggies! - 1/22/10


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'll try this - 1/22/10


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    Very Good
    This sounds like a good recipe for eggplant...the only way I've had them was battered and fried...several years ago. - 10/1/08


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good. - 10/1/08


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    Incredible!
    A meal in itself--very nice. - 9/9/08