Discover the versatile and delicious world of aubergines (eggplants). These glossy, purple-skinned vegetables are packed with flavor and can be prepared in numerous mouthwatering ways. From hearty stews to grilled delights, aubergines add a delightful twist to any dish. Explore the various culinary possibilities and reap the health benefits of this delightful vegetable.
Recipe: Roasted Aubergine with Herbed Quinoa
- 1 large aubergine (eggplant)
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
- Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Slice the aubergine into rounds or lengthwise, depending on your preference.
- Place the aubergine slices on a baking sheet and brush both sides with olive oil. Season with salt, pepper, minced garlic, thyme, and oregano.
- Roast the aubergine slices in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until tender and golden brown.
- Meanwhile, rinse the quinoa thoroughly under running water. In a saucepan, bring the vegetable broth to a boil. Add the rinsed quinoa and reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the quinoa is cooked and the liquid is absorbed.
- Fluff the cooked quinoa with a fork and season with salt and pepper to taste. Add some fresh chopped parsley for extra flavor.
- Serve the roasted aubergine slices over a bed of herbed quinoa. Garnish with additional parsley, if desired.
Enjoy the delightful combination of roasted aubergine and flavorful quinoa. This dish is not only satisfying but also a wholesome meal option.