Jess Finds Balance

My journey to finding a healthy balance with eating, exercise, and life in general

Middle Eastern Eats September 27, 2010

Filed under: Food — jessfindsbalance @ 1:39 pm
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As I’ve written before, I could eat Mediterranean food every day and never get sick of it. So when I came across this recipe for Middle Eastern Chickpea Platter on Eating Well, I knew I had to make it!

To make the chickpea mixture, first I sauteed one medium eggplant, chopped with a few minced cloves of garlic in some olive oil. I cooked in over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes, stirring often.

While that was cooking, I whisked 2 tbsp. tahini, 3 tbsp. lemon juice and 1 tbsp. of water. Next, I drained and rinsed one 15 oz. can of chickpeas and then tossed the chickpeas in the tahini mixture. Once the eggplant mixture was soft, I added that to the chickpea mixture and tossed to coat. I added salt and pepper to taste and some dried parsley, too.

Tada!

On the side, I’m having a little salad of chopped tomato, minced red onion, fat free feta crumbles and a couple finely chopped kalamata olives.

A quartered whole wheat pita for dipping.

My kind of meal 🙂

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