Roasted Eggplant Pitas with Tzatziki & Quick Pickled Onions.

  • 1
    eggplant
  • 1
    English cucumber
  • 2 cloves
    garlic
  • ½ small bunch
    Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
  • ½
    lemon
  • ½ cup
    plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ medium
    red onion
  • 2
    tomatoes
  • 4
    whole grain pitas
  •  
    black pepper
  •  
    dill
  •  
    extra virgin olive oil
  •  
    oregano
  •  
    red wine vinegar
  •  
    salt
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • 2
    Wash and dry the fresh produce.
    1 eggplant
    1 English cucumber
    2 tomatoes
    ½ small bunch Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
    ½ lemon
  • 3
    Large dice the eggplant. Transfer to a parchment lined sheet pan. Drizzle with oil and season with salt, pepper, and oregano; toss to coat. Bake for 20 minutes.
    1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    ¼ tsp salt
    ⅛ tsp black pepper
    ½ tsp oregano
  • 4
    Use a grater to coarsly grate the cucumber. Transfer to a medium bowl. Add the salt, stir, and let sit for 5 minutes.
    ¼ tsp salt
  • 5
    Peel and mince garlic.
    2 cloves garlic
  • 6
    Peel and thinly slice onion into half rings. Add to a small bowl along with the vinegar and salt. Toss to combine and set aside.
    ½ medium red onion
    1 tbsp red wine vinegar
    ⅛ tsp salt
  • 7
    Halve and thinly slice the tomato.
  • 8
    Shave leaves off the parsley stems; discard the stems and mince the leaves.
  • 9
    Gather the grated cucumber in the middle of a clean dish towel and gently squeeze out the water. Add the cucumber back to the medium bowl. Stir in the minced garlic, yogurt, salt, and dill. Juice the lemon and add to the mixture. Set aside.
    ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
    ½ tsp salt
    ⅛ tsp dill
  • 10
    To assemble, slice the pita bread into halves and open the pocket. Stuff with roasted eggplant, sliced tomato, onion, parsley, and cucumber sauce. Enjoy!
    4 whole grain pitas