Plant Oriented Cooking

RECIPE: Eggplant Zahlouk

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  • 2 eggplants, peeled and cubed
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped and mashed in a mortar
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 Tbs chopped cilantro
  • juice 1/2 lemon
  • salt, black pepper


  1. Peel and cut eggplant in cubes; steam eggplant cubes.
  2. Mash eggplant.
  3. Heat olive oil and fry onion then garlic till soft, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add tomatoes, eggplant, cumin, paprika; cook over gentle heat till liquid evaporates.
  5. Add cilantro, salt ,pepper and stir in lemon juice.
  6. Serve with flatbread and olives (best at room temperature).




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