I keep waiting for Eggplant to become the new Kale. Eggplant somehow has a poor reputation and does not get much play in the American culinary world, yet I adore it. There are so many great recipes for grilling and roasting eggplant to coax out its sweet and creamy goodness. This recipe roasts eggplant rounds with a coating of garlic oil and the result is a savory side dish with a slight kick.
This is a great vegetarian meal that includes fresh summer veggies, protein and is packed with flavor. I set up all of the toppings and let people choose what they want to put in in their pita pocket – just as they do at a falafel stand – but don’t skip the tehina! It brings it all together. Try swapping out the traditional Middle Eastern falafel sandwich with this this Sabich sandwich for a great weeknight dinner.