Roasted Eggplant Paté with Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Meatless paté featuring roasted vegetables, chickpeas, sun-dried tomatoes, and walnuts
FOR THE ROASTED VEGETABLES
- 1 large eggplant
- 1 large carrot
- 1 medium red bell pepper
- kosher salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil divided
- 1 head garlic
FOR THE PATÉ
- 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas drained and rinsed
- 1/4 cup walnuts
- 12 sun-dried tomato halves (in olive oil)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil (from sun-dried tomato jar)
TO ROAST THE VEGETABLES
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
Thickly slice the eggplant, then cut each slice in quarters. Transfer the eggplant to a large bowl. Thickly slice the carrot and add it to the bowl. Cut the bell pepper into about 8 pieces and add it to the bowl. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss well and dump the vegetables onto a baking sheet.
Remove the loose outer skin from the garlic, keeping the whole head intact. Slice a little bit off the top to expose the cloves. Place the head, cut-side up, on a piece of foil. Drizzle with remaining 1/2 tablespoon olive oil and wrap in the foil. Add to the baking sheet with the other vegetables.
Roast for 30 minutes or until the vegetables soften. Remove from the oven and cool.
TO MAKE THE PATÉ
In a food processor, combine the roasted vegetables, chickpeas, sun-dried tomatoes, 2 tablespoons olive oil from the sun-dried tomato jar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and a few grinds of black pepper. Squeeze out each clove of garlic and add to the food processor.
Purée until smooth, stopping the processor and scraping down the sides a couple of times.
Store in the refrigerator, covered, for about 4 days.
If you have any Home-Cooked Chickpeas frozen, use them instead of canned chickpeas. You'll need about 1 1/2 cups.
Serving: 0.25cups | Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 106mg | Potassium: 230mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1650IU | Vitamin C: 28.1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.9mg