Eggplant, peppers, zucchini, and tomatoes make a stew that's light enough to enjoy when the weather is hot.
1 1/2 cups cubed peeled eggplant
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 1/2 cups (1-inch) bell pepper strips
1 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried dill
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 (14.5-ounce) can no salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (6-ounce) can tomato sauce
3 cups cooked couscous
1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
How to Make It
Combine first 3 ingredients in a large microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave at HIGH 8 minutes.
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper, onion, garlic, and zucchini; sauté 8 minutes or until onion is tender. Add eggplant mixture, basil, and next 5 ingredients (basil through tomato sauce) to pan; cook 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Serve over couscous; sprinkle with cheese.
I found this to be a boring dish. It needs more spice and texture. I usually love anything I make from Cooking Light, but this was a let down (husband thought so, too). I don't think I'll make it again.
excellent, easy and quick recipe. i already added it to my permanent recipe file. i made it with fresh rosemary and basil instead of dried herbs and used a large eggplant (at least doubled) - and you still couldn't really taste the eggplant. pairs amazingly with Newcastle Brown Ale.
This was very flavorful and easy to make. I would use more eggplant next time. I served this over brown rice because that is what I had leftover. I am sure it is great with couscous also. Very good veggie meal.
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