Tested till perfect Eggplant Mushroom Kabobs with Garlicy White Bean and Basil Spread

Eggplant Mushroom Kabobs with Garlicy White Bean and Basil Spread

Vegetable kabobs served in rolls or pitas with Garlicky White Bean and Basil Spread (recipe, below) make a satisfying vegetarian dinner. You can also serve them as a side dish. Add cherry tomatoes, sweet or hot peppers or onions to the skewers to your liking.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

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  • Portion size 8

Ingredients

  • 1 1eggplant, (about 1 lb/500 g)
  • 2 cups 2cupscremini mushrooms or button mushrooms, (about 8 oz/250 g)
  • 1/2 1/2Lemon Herb Marinade, (made with parsley)
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspextra-virgin olive oil
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Preparation

Cut eggplant into 1 1/2-inch (4 cm) cubes; place in glass bowl. Add mushrooms and marinade; toss together to coat well. Cover and marinate in refrigerator for at least 3 hours. (Make-ahead: Marinate for up to 24 hours.)

Discard lemon rind and bay leaves. Alternately thread eggplant and mushrooms onto skewers. Place on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and cook, basting with oil and turning once, until tender, about 10 minutes.

Additional information :

Garlicy White Bean and Basil Spread
A whole head of garlic? Yes, and blanching takes its bite away.

1 head garlic
1 can (19 oz/540 mL) white kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup (50 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
4 tsp (20 mL) white wine vinegar or cider vinegar
1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper
1/4 cup (50 mL) chopped fresh basil

Separate and peel cloves of garlic. In saucepan of boiling water, blanch garlic for 1 minute; drain. In food processor or bowl and using fork, mash garlic, beans, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper until smooth. Stir in basil.

Makes 2 cups (500 mL).

Per 1 tbsp (15 mL): about 34 cal, 1 g pro, 2 g total fat (trace sat fat), 4 g carb, 1 g fibre, 0 mg chol, 72 mg sodium. % RDI: 1% calcium, 2% iron, 2% vit C, 4% folate.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 82 pro 1g total fat 7g sat. fat 1g
carb 5g fibre 2g chol 0mg sodium 74mg

% RDI:

calcium 1 iron 4 vit A 1 vit C 7
folate 5
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