- 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
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Remove the eggplant boats from the oven and spoon the vegetable mixture into each boat, dividing it evenly.
- 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.