Tomato, Eggplant, and Chickpea Ragout

Have you ever tried Beyond Meat? (http://beyondmeat.com/). I found it at Whole Foods for the first time last year and it has quickly become my favorite type of “fake meat.” I use it in a lot of recipes where you might use chicken – in stir-fry, topping a salad, on my Portobello BBQ Pizza, etc. If you don’t like fake meat you should still try this – even my meat-eating brother thinks it’s good. And while you’re at Whole Foods try their Beyond Meat buffalo bites from behind the counter – they’re like a vegetarian version of wings (perfect for the Superbowl this Sunday?).

So this dish is super easy (like usual) and is a nice take on dinner. It’s warm like a soup or stew, but can be eaten on its own or with a grain. Feel free to adjust the spices to suit your tastes.

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Tomato, Eggplant and Chickpea Ragout

Serves two

Ingredients:

1 can chickpeas, drained

1/2 eggplant

1/2 cup cherry tomatoes

1/2 red onion

2 tsp minced garlic

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp onion powder

sea salt and pepper to taste

optional: chopped Beyond Meat (or any other additional protein)

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Directions:

In a large skillet heat a little oil and add garlic. Cut the eggplant and onion into one-inch pieces and add to the skillet. Saute for about 5 minutes. Drain the chickpeas and add to the skillet. Cook for 3 minutes. Meanwhile, halve the tomatoes. Add to skillet along with spices, let cook for about 5 minutes, and then reduce heat and let simmer for 15 minutes.

We added in chopped Beyond Meat (at the same time as the tomatoes) for a little extra protein.
Adapted from: http://lexiscleankitchen.com/2013/12/01/tomato-eggplant-and-chickpea-ragout/
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5 thoughts on “Tomato, Eggplant, and Chickpea Ragout

  1. This looks delicious. I am not usually a fan of fake meats, but have heard that Beyond Meat is really good. I don’t live near a Whole Foods sadly though.

    Thanks for linking up to Healthy Vegan Fridays! Please make sure to link this recipe to this week’s HVF post on one of the co-hosts blogs!

  2. Thanks for sharing this great recipe and suggesting us as a way to beef up this already delicious sounding dish! Make sure to keep an eye out for our Beyond Beef Crumbles hitting frozen sections around the nation this month!

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