Stewed eggplant with sumac mezze

Stewed eggplant with sumac mezze

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I was recently in Amsterdam and we had a delicious “mezze lunch” for lunch. A table full of delicious snacks, including hummus, papadum, naan, and also grilled vegetables. The only thing I remembered about the vegetable was eggplant, so I started working on this stewed eggplant with sumac mezze at home. Delicious as an addition to your mezze meal with other delicious dishes. Such as feta, hummus and olives.

Stewed eggplant with sumac mezze

Stewed eggplant with sumac mezze

What is sumac? Sumac spices come from the Rhus Coriara berry bush. These shrubs are part of the wig tree family and often grow in the Mediterranean region. But what exactly is sumac? The berries of the Sumac bush are picked, bruised, dried and later ground into powder. Due to its sour taste, sumac is also called pickle spice. Eggplants themselves don't have much flavor, so adding sumac gives the vegetable a fresh taste. Served with delicious hummus, labneh and some naan you have a perfect mezze meal.

Stewed eggplant with sumac mezze

Here you will find the complete recipe with all the ingredients you need. I hope you have fun preparing the dish below.

Stewed eggplant with sumac mezze

Stewed eggplant with sumac mezze

Delicious stewed vegetables with the fresh taste of sumac.

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Hallway: Side dish
Kitchen: Mediterranean
Keyword: eggplant, grilled pepper, sumac
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
calories: 90kcal
Author: Francine
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You need:


  • 2 eggplant - cut into strips
  • 1 big onion - in half rings
  • 200 gram grilled bell pepper - from jar
  • 2 toes Garlic - finely chopped
  • 3 twigs Parsley - finely chopped
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • peper
  • 1 tl sumac

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And this is how you make it:

  • Cut the vegetables, chop the garlic and parsley.
  • Heat the pan and pour in a little olive oil, fry the garlic and onion until translucent and then add the eggplant and grilled pepper. Season with the sumac, pepper and salt.
  • Mix everything well and reduce the heat and let it simmer for 20 minutes with the lid on the pan.
  • Finish the stew with the fresh parsley and serve, delicious bites!
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This vegetable dish is great, as I said, for a table full of other mezze, for example. What else can you serve with it? take a look below:

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