Aubergine and Quinoa Recipe

Aubergine And Quinoa Recipe

Aubergine (eggplant) is a wonderful source of vitamins and minerals. Quinoa is a tasty gluten free fibre rich food. This is a simple dish that should only really take around 35-40 minutes to prepare and cook.

You can add other ingredients to the quinoa if you want to bulk it out, like onion or mushrooms.

Ingredients

Aubergine and Quinoa

Step by step guide

  • Preheat the oven to 190c / 375f.
  • Rinse your quinoa and cut your aubergine in half.
  • Using a sharp knife make a grid like pattern in the flesh of the aubergine.
  • Coat with Olive oil.
  • Place on roasting tray.
  • Roast until the aubergine is tender, this should take around 30 minutes.
  • Place the quinoa in a saucepan, stirring often and cook on medium heat until dry.
  • Add the stock, boil Once the stock is boiling, place a lid over the pan.
  • Cook on a low heat until the stock has gone, this should take around 20 minutes.
  • Put the quinoa in a bowl and allow it to cool.
  • Once cool using a fork, fluff.
  • Add seasoning to the quinoa.
  • Place the aubergine on a plate and top with quinoa.
  • Season with pine nuts and mint leaves as required.
Aubergine And Quinoa

Additional tips

  • You can use a little bit of paprika to flavour the stock.
  • I recommend pine nuts to top however you can use whatever you’d like.
  • If you don’t like mint then just leave it out.

Nutritional Value

The aubergine and Quinoa is a rich dish and its nutritional value is as the following:

Calories – 777
Fat – 28g
Saturated Fat – 6g
Sodium – 1165mg
Carbohydrates – 119g
Fiber – 23.5g
Sugar – 22.3g
Protein – 24.8g

I like how simple this dish is to make, it’s a full filling meal and takes very little effort.

It doesn’t require any special equipment that you wouldn’t already have in your kitchen.

This Aubergine And Quinoa recipe also tastes great 🙂

You can also check our recipe for a delicious Vegan Carbonara.

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