Vegan Za'atar Roasted Eggplant. Deliciously baked eggplant, drizzled in garlicky tahini, and served with a fresh veggie salad.
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Vegan Za'atar Roasted Eggplant

Vegan Za'atar Roasted Eggplant. Deliciously baked eggplant, drizzled in garlicky tahini, and served with a fresh veggie salad. Gluten Free.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Indian
Keyword: Cucumber, Eggplant, Sun-dried Tomatoes, Tahini
Servings: 2
Calories: 314kcal
Author: The Plated Plant

Ingredients

Eggplant -

  • 1 globe eggplant (about 1 pound)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (avocado oil would work as well)
  • 1 tbsp za'atar spice mix
  • 1/4 tsp salt (more to taste if desired)
  • tahini (desired amount)
  • roasted garlic (desired amount)

Vegetable Salad -

  • 1 medium cucumber, diced
  • 1 cup snacking tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives, halved
  • 1/4 cup pickled red onions
  • 1/2 large red bell pepper, diced
  • handful of fresh parsley, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

Eggplant -

  • Preheat oven to 400F. Slice your eggplant in half lengthwise. Score each half by cutting about 3/4 of the way through the eggplant, ensuring you do not puncture the skin of the eggplant.
  • Sprinkle each eggplant half with salt. Mix 1 tbsp oil with 1 tbsp za'atar, and brush the mixture over the eggplant halves.
  • Place eggplant halves on baking tray lined with parchment paper, scored sides facing tray.
  • Bake at 400F for approximately 45 minutes, flipping eggplant halfway through cooking. You may need more or less time depending on the size of the eggplant used.
  • To test if the eggplant is cooked, pierce the eggplant with a fork. If it's still firm, then cook longer. If the eggplant is tender, it's done!
  • Drizzle cooked eggplant with tahini and roasted garlic to finish.

Vegetable Salad

  • Mix all ingredients together and whisk in olive oil.
  • Serve with cooked eggplant.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 567mg | Potassium: 968mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1855IU | Vitamin C: 59mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 4mg