Eggplant and Chickpea Skillet

Eggplant and Chickpea Skillet is a colorful and tasty dish suitable for vegans. It is important to use fresh basil in this recipe.

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 small eggplant (aubergine) or 2 Italian eggplants, quartered and sliced
  • 6-8 mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 15-oz (400g) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 15-oz (400g) can chickpeas, drained
  • 1/2 tsp. tarragon
  • 2-3 cups (200-250 g) broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 8-12 fresh basil leaves (preferably Thai basil)

Sauté the green pepper and garlic in the oil over medium heat for several minutes. Add mushrooms and eggplant and continue cooking, stirring often, for five minutes.

Add the tomatoes with their juice, chickpeas and tarragon. Stir well, cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes until eggplant has softened somewhat.

Stir in the basil leaves and broccoli and simmer, partially covered, for 8-10 minutes or until broccoli is bright green. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve over rice or couscous.

4 servings

Per serving: 248 calories; 13g protein; 7g fat; 34g carbohydrate; 0mg cholesterol

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