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Chickpea and lentil stuffed aubergine

Makes 2 large servings.

Lentil and chickpea stuffed aubergine 🍆🥫⁣

The perfect way to use up any aubergines that have been sitting in the fridge for days! Recipe below:⁣

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𝗜𝗻𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀:⁣

𝘍𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘶𝘤𝘦:⁣

1 x 400g can chopped tomatoes⁣

1 x 400g can chickpeas⁣

2 bell peppers, chopped⁣

1/4 cup coriander, chopped⁣

1/4 cup parsley, chopped⁣

1 onion, chopped⁣

2 cloves of garlic, chopped⁣

3 tbsp tomato paste⁣

1 tbsp maple syrup⁣

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar⁣

1 tsp paprika⁣

1 tsp cumin⁣

1 tsp ground ginger⁣

Sea salt, to taste⁣

𝘍𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘴:⁣

1/2 cup green lentils⁣

2 cups veggie stock⁣

𝘍𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘶𝘣𝘦𝘳𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘦:⁣

2 medium aubergines⁣

2 tbsp olive oil⁣

𝗠𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗱:⁣

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.⁣

2. Rinse the lentils then add to a pan with the veggie stock. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for around 20 minutes, until the lentils are soft. Drain off any excess liquid and set aside.

3. To a food processor, add the chopped tomato, bell pepper, parsley, coriander, onion, garlic, tomato paste, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, ginger, sea salt, cumin, and paprika. Blend until thoroughly combined.⁣

4. Transfer the sauce into a large bowl and add in the chickpeas and cooked lentils. Mix well.⁣

5. Cut the aubergines in half, lengthways. Using a knife, carve an oval shape into the flesh. Scoop out the flesh using a spoon (make sure to leave some flesh to ensure the aubergine is sturdy enough to hold the stuffing). (𝘚𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘤𝘰𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘥-𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘧𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘩 𝘵𝘰 𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘱𝘦𝘴. 𝘕𝘰 𝘧𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘸𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦!)⁣

6. Heat a large pan over medium heat and add the olive oil. When hot, add the aubergines, cut side down, and cook for around 5 minutes until browned. Flip the aubergine and cook for another 5 minutes, until soft.⁣

7. Once the aubergine is cooked, transfer to a baking dish cut side up and spoon the lentil sauce into the baking dish, into and around the aubergines.⁣

8. Cook for 25 minutes until the aubergine is browned and the lentil sauce is bubbling. ⁣

9. Serve!


Recipe developed from minimalistbaker.

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