Eggplant Saute With Cilantro
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This Eggplant Saute With Cilantro is a delightful and healthy vegetarian dish that is perfect for any occasion. The combination of tender eggplant and aromatic cilantro creates a burst of flavors that will satisfy your taste buds. It's a quick-cooking recipe that requires minimal effort, making it a convenient option for busy days.
Whether you're following a vegetarian lifestyle or simply looking for a flavorful vegetable side dish, this recipe fits the bill. The sauteed eggplant becomes beautifully soft and absorbs the savory flavors, while the fresh cilantro adds a refreshing herbal note. It's a fantastic way to incorporate seasonal produce into your meals.
- 2 eggplants
- 2 large tomatoes
- 2 bell peppers
- 4 small carrots
- 1 bunch of cilantro Did you know that between 4% to 21% of people from different populations perceive cilantro to taste like soap or even bugs? This is related to a variant of the OR6A2 olfactory receptor gene, which encodes sensitivity to aldehyde. If you don't like cilantro, there's a high chance you don't enjoy cinnamon either.
- ½ tsp salt
- (optional) ½ onion
- (optional) 2-3 cloves of garlic
- (optional) 1-2 tbsp olive oil
- (optional) 1 tsp lemon juice
- (optional) 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
- wash and dry the vegetables using a paper towel,
- cut 2 eggplants, 2 large tomatoes, and 3 sweet bell peppers into cubes,
- finely chop the onion if you are using it,
- peel and grate 4 small carrots using a fine grater,
- in a pot with a thick bottom and a tight-fitting lid, layer the sliced eggplants, tomatoes, sweet bell peppers, onion (if using), and carrots,
- cover with the lid and cook over low heat for 30-40 minutes,
- when the vegetables become soft, remove the pot from the heat,
- finely chop the cilantro and garlic (if using),
- add cilantro and garlic to the cooked vegetables and mix well,
- if you would like to serve it hot - serve it immediately, and do not reheat as the cilantro will lose its aroma,
- if serving cold, drizzle with lemon juice, add olive oil, and mix, sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds before serving.
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