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Eggplant Steak with Chickpeas, Roasted Red Peppers, Feta Cheese and Black Olives

 
Eggplant Steak with Chickpeas, Roasted Red Peppers, Feta Cheese and Black Olives
Image © Vegetarian Times
This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the most popular recipes.popular
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
 
One serving costs about $1.97

$1.97 per serving

650 people like this recipe

650 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

spoonacular Score:91%

Spoonacular Score: 91%

 

If you want to add more vegetarian recipes to your repertoire, Eggplant Steak with Chickpeas, Roasted Red Peppers, Feta Cheese and Black Olives might be a recipe you should try. For $2.14 per serving, you get a main course that serves 4. One portion of this dish contains about 13g of protein, 18g of fat, and a total of 375 calories. 650 people found this recipe to be tasty and satisfying. Head to the store and pick up balsamic vinegar, pepper, olives, and a few other things to make it today. To use up the balsamic vinegar you could follow this main course with the Roasted Strawberry Shortcake Shake as a dessert. valentin day will be even more special with this recipe. Overall, this recipe earns an awesome spoonacular score of 97%. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as Roasted Feta with Olives and Red Peppers, Grilled Asparagus with Marinated Roasted Red Peppers, Fetan and Kalamatan Olives, and Romaine Hearts with Feta Cheese, Black Olives, and Red Onions.

Ingredients

Servings:
1 Tbs
1 Tbs balsamic vinegar
balsamic vinegar
4 tsps
4 tsps balsamic vinegar
balsamic vinegar
0.5 cups
0.5 cups black olives
black olives
1.5 cups
1.5 cups chickpeas
chickpeas
1
1  eggplant
eggplant
0.25 lb
0.25 lb feta cheese
feta cheese
2 cloves
2 cloves garlic
garlic
1 Tbs
1 Tbs low sodium soy sauce
low sodium soy sauce
2 Tbs
2 Tbs olive oil
olive oil
1 bunch
1 bunch fresh oregano
fresh oregano
2 Tbs
2 Tbs italian fresh oregano
italian fresh oregano
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps black pepper
black pepper
26 inch
26 inch pita breads
pita breads
2
2  roasted red peppers
roasted red peppers
some
some black sea-salt
black sea-salt
1 Tbs balsamic vinegar
1 Tbs
balsamic vinegar
4 tsps balsamic vinegar
4 tsps
balsamic vinegar
0.5 cups black olives
0.5 cups
black olives
1.5 cups chickpeas
1.5 cups
chickpeas
1  eggplant
1
eggplant
0.25 lb feta cheese
0.25 lb
feta cheese
2 cloves garlic
2 cloves
garlic
1 Tbs low sodium soy sauce
1 Tbs
low sodium soy sauce
2 Tbs olive oil
2 Tbs
olive oil
1 bunch fresh oregano
1 bunch
fresh oregano
2 Tbs italian fresh oregano
2 Tbs
italian fresh oregano
0.25 tsps black pepper
0.25 tsps
black pepper
26 inch pita breads
26 inch
pita breads
2  roasted red peppers
2
roasted red peppers
some black sea-salt
some
black sea-salt

Equipment

broiler
broiler
grill
grill
bowl
bowl
broiler
broiler
grill
grill
bowl
bowl


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Vegetarian Times

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.97
Ingredient
1 Tb balsamic vinegar
4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup black olives
1 1/2 cup chickpeas
1 eggplant
1/4 pound feta cheese
2 cloves garlic
1 Tb low sodium soy sauce
2 Tbs olive oil
1 bunch fresh oregano
2 Tbs italian fresh oregano
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
26 inches pita breads
2 roasted red peppers
Price
$0.14
$0.18
$0.53
$0.50
$1.52
$2.67
$0.13
$0.16
$0.33
$0.05
$0.52
$0.01
$0.59
$0.53
$7.87

Tips

Health Tips

  • Sea salt is not healthier than table salt, contrary to what you may have heard. Sea salt is usually 97.5% sodium chloride (same as regular old table salt) and the minerals accounting for the rest are too insignificant to make a difference?unless you plan on consuming sea salt by the pound, in which case the health benefits from the minerals will definitely be outweighed by the negative effects of all the sodium you are consuming!

  • With feta cheese, a little goes a long way, so you probably don't need to worry about using low fat varieties (plus, research suggests people who eat full fat dairy are thinner than those who eat reduced fat products!)

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • Unfortunately feta cheese is high in sodium, so if you're watching your sodium intake you might need to substitute another cheese. Some say rinsing the cheese also reduces its sodium content.

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • Sea salt can add a unique texture or provide bursts of salty goodness, but ONLY when it isn't being dissolved. So if you have expensive sea salt, save it for sprinkling on salads or dark chocolate cookies, don't try to use it in your pasta sauce or soup. Once sea salt dissolves, the flavor is indistinguishable from table salt from the shaker (after all, they are chemically the same thing, sodium chloride).

  • It is easy to make your own roasted red peppers. They might be cheaper than jarred (especially if you find a good deal on red peppers) and they will definitely taste more fresh.

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Traditionally, feta cheese is made from sheep's or goat's milk (or a combination of the two). Now some supermarkets sell "feta-style" cheeses made from cow's milk. If you want the authentic feta experience, be sure to read the label carefully.

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
359 Calories
13g Protein
17g Total Fat
39g Carbs
23% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
359
18%

Fat
17g
27%

  Saturated Fat
5g
36%

Carbohydrates
39g
13%

  Sugar
9g
11%

Cholesterol
25mg
8%

Sodium
1257mg
55%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
13g
26%

Manganese
1mg
61%

Fiber
10g
42%

Folate
154µg
39%

Vitamin K
28µg
27%

Calcium
261mg
26%

Phosphorus
259mg
26%

Iron
3mg
22%

Vitamin B2
0.36mg
21%

Copper
0.42mg
21%

Vitamin B6
0.4mg
20%

Vitamin E
2mg
18%

Magnesium
69mg
17%

Potassium
572mg
16%

Vitamin C
12mg
15%

Zinc
2mg
15%

Vitamin B1
0.22mg
15%

Selenium
7µg
11%

Vitamin B3
2mg
11%

Vitamin B5
0.9mg
9%

Vitamin B12
0.48µg
8%

Vitamin A
372IU
7%

covered percent of daily need

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