- Stewed Eggplant in Tomato Sauce

Category: Mediterranean Diet, Cretan Recipe.    

Serves: 4   
Preparation time: 40min
Level: Easy

Stewed Eggplant in Tomato Sauce, Mediterranean Diet, The Cretan Diet,

Recipe & photo by Elena Paravantes**



  1. Wash the eggplants and cut in thin slices
  2. In a pan heat some olive oil enough to cover eggplant slices halfway.
  3. Sauté eggplant slices for about 1-2 minutes each side.
  4. Add the tomato sauce and about ½ cup warm (or hot) water.
  5. Sprinkle with some garlic powder, salt and pepper and bring to boil.
  6. Lower heat and let it simmer adding more water as needed until eggplant is soft (about 6-10 minutes). Serve with feta and bread.

**: Elena Paravantes is an award winning Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist and Writer specializing in the Mediterranean Diet. She has been active in the field of food and nutrition for over 15 years as a clinical dietitian, food and nutrition consultant, writer, teacher and lecturer, both in the U.S. and in Greece. Elena firmly believes in the wide-ranging health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet and is committed to educating the public about the wholesome food plan she grew up with through her writing, teaching and lecturing.

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