MUHAMMARA

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30-40 minutes 

Servings: 2-4 

Ingredients - For the Roasted Eggplant:

  • 1 small (8 oz.) eggplant, cut into ½-inch cubes 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 

For the Cooked Lentils: 

  • 1 cup water 

  • ⅓ cup green lentils 

  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt 

For the Muhammara:

  • 1 cup jarred roasted red bell peppers, drained 

  • ½ cup walnuts

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 

  • 2 tablespoons almond flour 

  • 1 teaspoon honey (or agave)

  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar 

  • 1 garlic clove 

  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes 

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt 

For Assembly:

  • 4 Crepini® Egg Wraps with Gluten-Free Grains 

  • 1 cup Arugula

Directions:

  1. Roast the eggplant. Preheat oven to 425°F. Toss diced eggplant with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Evenly spread on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. 

  2. Place in the oven and bake until eggplant is tender, 15-20 minutes. 

  3. While eggplant is roasting, cook the lentils. Add water, lentils, and salt to a 2-qt pot. Place on a stove set to high heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until lentils are tender, but not mushy, 15-20 minutes. Drain excess water and place lentils in a bowl. 

  4. Make the muhammara. Add red peppers, walnuts, olive oil, almond flour, honey, balsamic vinegar, garlic, red pepper flakes, cumin, and salt to a blender. Process until smooth. Taste, and adjust seasoning as needed. Transfer to a bowl. 

  5. For assembly, place Crepinis on a plate and microwave for 30 seconds. 

  6. Spread ¼ cup muhammara on the base of each Crepini. 

  7. Top each with ¼ cup each of arugula, 2 tablespoons of lentils, and ¼ cup roasted eggplant. Serve as a hearty lunch or a healthy dinner option! 

Tips & Tricks:

Short on time? You can purchase cooked lentils from the grocery store. 

Don’t have time to roast your eggplant? Replace with chopped raw vegetables or store-bought roasted vegetables. 


Enjoy!