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Lamb and pine nut stuffed eggplant

9
9
7
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr
Prep
15 min
Cook
45 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
Oven-roasted eggplant stuffed with minced lamb, pine nuts, and zucchini

Ingredients

Eggplant

320 g, (4x80g), Lebanese, halved lengthways

Lean lamb mince

400 g

Garlic

2 clove(s), crushed

Ground cumin

2 tsp

Ground coriander

4 tsp

Tomato paste

1 tbs

Zucchini

2 medium, finely chopped

Canned diced tomatoes

400 g

Cooked brown rice

1 cup(s), (170g)

Pine nuts

2 tbs, toasted

99% fat-free plain Greek yoghurt

cup(s), (95g)

Fresh mint

¼ cup(s)

Olive oil

1 tbs

Oil spray

1 x 3 second spray(s)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C or 160°C fan-forced. Place eggplants on a lightly oiled baking tray. Using a dessertspoon, scoop out flesh from eggplants. Reserve flesh and skin.
  2. Lightly spray a large non-stick frying pan with oil and heat over high heat. Add mince and cook, breaking up lumps, for 3–5 minutes. Add garlic, cumin, coriander and tomato paste and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds.
  3. Add eggplant flesh, zucchini and tomatoes and cook, stirring, for 15–20 minutes or until sauce has thickened slightly. Stir in rice and pine nuts.
  4. Spoon mix into eggplant skins. Bake for 10–15 minutes or until eggplant has softened. Serve drizzle with oil and topped with yoghurt and fresh mint.

Notes

SERVING SUGGESTION: Mixed leaf and cucumber salad.