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Eggplant Wrap with Tahini

One of my favorite dishes is eggplant wrap with tahini with fresh vegetables and fruits.

Eggplant Wrap with Tahini

You will need a garden variety of fresh fruits and vegetables for this dish, starting with an eggplant, adding in grape tomatoes, cucumber, kiwi, garlic, red onions, sunflower seeds and tahini for the sauce.

Because I am a vegetable snob and don’t like the skin that this lovely produce comes with, peel absolutely everything you can, peel the eggplant, cucumber, and garlic clove and onion of course.

Once peeled chop the produce into bite sized pieces, add the eggplant, onions and garlic to the fry pan with a little hot olive oil and cook for about 5-7 mins, until the eggplant is nice and transparent and cooked thru.

Set aside the cucumber, tomatoes, cilantro, and sunflower seeds, this is your topping once the eggplant mixture is ready .

 

Lets take a moment here to talk about tahini.  This is basically a sesame seed paste as Tahini is a Middle Eastern condiment made from toasted ground hulled sesame

Tahini is an acquired taste, a healthy alternative to higher fats sauces, as this is low in fats and sodium, one of my favorites.  However the first time I tried it, as I was looking for an alternate sauce and flavor to cook with, lets just say I may have crinkled my nose.

However it has really grown on me, and now I just cant get enough of it, I luv to put it on my cooked vegetables, on toast in lieu of peanut butter, and on rice, for most of my veggie and rice meals.

Once the eggplant, onions and garlic are cooked, lay them on a wheat tortilla, with all the other fresh fruits and vegetables.

Sprinkle the sunflower seeds on top, and drizzle on the Tahini, you can use as much as you like, the sauce is absorbed by the vegetables, and really adds to the flavor.

Fold your tortilla up like an open top burrito, and get ready to take a nice big bite.  The freshness in that first bite will keep you coming back for more!

Eggplant Wrap with Tahini

 

Another great way to serve this is in a pita pocket with cilantro on top!

There are many different variations you can try, by adding in green or black olives, pine nuts, humus, parsley sauce so on and so forth! See where you can take this and let me know !

 

 

 

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AboutLong Ears Farm

My passion for life is baking and creating in the kitchen.
From canning fresh produce and fruit each summer and fall with my grown children to
Flipping thru magazines and trying those impossible dishes.
However I always know that I can rely on the old family tried and true recipes.

I have written many cookbooks over the years, you can order them directly at https://wordpress.com/view/longearsfarm.org, The cookbooks have reminded me that I always go back to finding my true self in the kitchen, when I am covered in flour, lost in baking or making the biggest mess ever in the kitchen.
Sometimes my kitchen looks like a tornado hit it! And I have a really small space lol.

Now that the kitchen and i have finally found our groove we are able to further the journey with sharing my recipes, thoughts, and kitchen wisdom with the world!
Gone are the days of rushing into the house after a long day at work, and trying to beat Betty Crocker at her own game , tirelessly trying to whip up a nutritious and delicious meal for the family, making it look effortless and taste good too!
Many a night was spent in my work coat cooking dinner, as I had not taken the time to take it off.
Straight to the kitchen , a glass of wine and my favorite casserole dish I went.
This is partly the product of being brought up on a salad, main entrée, with a ton of side dishes, and of course a home baked dessert!

However it was survival of the fittest for my kids as they grew up.
You had one chance to eat dinner, and if you chose to sit there and pout over the broccoli on your plate, many nights when dinner was over, you went hungry.
Ahhh those were the days, the days when parenting was free spirited and fun!

I hope you enjoy what I share with you, and if you ever find yourself looking for a little bit of those tried and true recipes feel free to check out my cookbook, there's something in them for everyone!

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