Explore your Häcker Kitchen with Eggplant Tacos!

Explore your Häcker Kitchen with Eggplant Tacos!

The eggplant, also known as aubergine or brinjal, belongs to the nightshade family of plants and is used in many different dishes around the world.
Eggplants are a nutrient-dense food, meaning they contain a good number of vitamins, minerals and fiber without all the calories. Eggplants also boast of a high number of antioxidants. Thanks to their antioxidant content, some studies suggest that eggplants may help reduce the risk of heart disease.
This fun and easy-to-make recipe makes for a very healthy and extremely flavoursome meal that will surely make you forget all about meat!
You can use this filling as a substitute in tacos, enchiladas, over rice, with roti – however you like it.
Go on then, fill those tacos with this eggplant awesomeness and don’t forget to top it with your favourite fixings!
Ingredients you’ll need:
1/4 cup olive oil
1 small onion diced
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1/4 jalapeno pepper, minced
1 eggplant, cut into cubes
2 tablespoons ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
4 taco shells

It only takes 15 minutes to prep this dish and 20 to cook it!
Method:

  • Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir onion, lemon juice, garlic, and jalapeno pepper into skillet; bring to a simmer and cook until onions soften, about 3 minutes.
  • Add in the eggplant, cumin, chili powder, black pepper, and seasoned salt to the onion mixture; drizzle remaining olive oil over the top. Cook, stirring occasionally, until eggplant reduces in size and softens. This takes about 15 minutes.
  • Spoon eggplant mixture into tortilla shells and top off with your favourite kind of garnish! Ours is cilantro!

Dig into this super zesty dish. Try it – we’re sure it’ll brighten up this gloomy weather!

Related reads – Delicious Sunday Recipes

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