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Arcadia Eggplant
Recipe from Arcadia Mobile Market Seasonal Cookbook, By JuJu Harris Photography by Molly M. Peterson
Course: Main Dish, Side Dish
Servings: 6
  • 1 pound eggplant (1 large, two small)
  • 4 small sweet peppers (or two large)
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1-2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 large ripe tomatoes diced (or substitute 4 cups cherry tomatoes)
  • 1/2 cup basil finely sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups garbanzo beans
  1. Using a cutting board, cut the eggplant into 2-inch cubes. Set aside. Core the sweet peppers, discarding the seeds and cut into 1 inch cubes.
  2. In a large skillet, over medium-heat, heat the olive oil. Add the eggplant and cook until golden brown. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  3. Lower heat to medium-low and cook the peppers, onion, and garlic until they are tender, about 10 minutes.
  4. Return the eggplant to the skillet, and add the tomatoes. Cook for 20 to 30 minutes, until the tomatoes have reduced down to a thick sauce.
  5. Stir in the basil, salt, pepper, and garbanzo beans. Remove from heat and serve.
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