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    Eggplant does double duty in this hearty dish -- baby eggplants are stuffed with a sweet-and-savory lamb filling, and Italian eggplant is paired with roasted red peppers for a bright, smoky relish.

    Ingredients

    • 1 medium Italian eggplant (about 10 ounces), halved lengthwise
    • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 6 cloves garlic, peeled
    • 1 medium red onion, diced
    • 3/4 cup roasted red peppers (from a jar), drained
    • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
    • Zest of 1 lemon
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
    • 16 (3-inch) baby eggplants (about 2 pounds)
    • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
    • 2 scallions, finely chopped
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 cup basmati rice
    • 1/4 cup cooked freekeh
    • 2 tablespoons date paste
    • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • 1/8 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
    • Pinch of ground ginger
    • Pinch of ground cinnamon
    • Pinch of ground cardamom
    • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
    • 1/4 pound ground lamb
    • 1/2 cup tahini
    • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 411 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 21 g 33.07%
    • Saturated Fat: 4 g 21.82%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 13 mg 4.2%
    • Sodium: 113 mg 4.7%
    • Calcium: 124 mg 12.43%
    • Potassium: 444 mg 12.7%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 16.97%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 47 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 6 g 24.08%
    • Sugar: 8 g
    • Protein: 12 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 4 g
    • Vitamin A 4.5%
    • Vitamin C 18.13%
    • Vitamin D 0.07%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat4
    • Exchange - Fruit1
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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