Mediterranean Baked Eggplant Boats


  • 2 large eggplants
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 zucchini, finely chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Slice the eggplants in half lengthwise and use a spoon to scoop out the flesh, creating a hollow "boat" shape. Set the scooped-out flesh aside.
  3. Place the eggplant boats on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the eggplants are slightly softened.
  4. While the eggplants are baking, heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, and sauté for 2-3 minutes until the onions become translucent.
  5. Add the chopped red bell pepper, zucchini, and the scooped-out eggplant flesh to the skillet. Cook for about 5 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.
  6. Stir in the cherry tomatoes, crumbled feta cheese, chopped fresh basil, chopped fresh parsley, and dried oregano. Cook for another 2-3 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Remove the eggplant boats from the oven and spoon the vegetable mixture into each boat, dividing it evenly.
  8. Return the stuffed eggplant boats to the oven and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until the eggplants are tender and the filling is heated through.

Calorie breakdown per serving (approximate):

  • Calories: 190
  • Protein: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 24g
  • Fat: 8g
  • Fiber: 11g
  • Sugar: 12g

Note: The calorie count may vary depending on the specific brands and quantities of ingredients used.

Enjoy the delicious and nutritious Mediterranean Baked Eggplant Boats as a flavorful vegetarian main dish. The combination of vibrant vegetables, feta cheese, and aromatic herbs creates a satisfying and wholesome meal. Serve it with a side salad or whole grain bread for a complete and balanced dinner option.