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Imam bayildi

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Gluten Free Diet

    Excludes foods containing gluten, such as wheat, barley, rye and their by-products.

  • Egg Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to this food.

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.


  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Use a knife to make 3 horizontal cuts on each eggplant.
  • Carefully open the cuts just a little, making sure they don’t break open and add olive oil, salt, pepper and thyme.
  • Transfer eggplants to a baking pan and roast for 40 minutes.

For the filling

  • Place a pan over high heat.
  • Thinly slice the onions.
  • As soon as the pan gets very hot, add 4 tablespoons of olive oil and the onions.
  • Finley chop the garlic and add to the pan.
  • Add the sugar, cumin, salt and pepper. Sauté over love heat for 15-20 minutes, until the onions are nicely caramelized.
  • Add the tomato paste, chopped tomatoes and thyme.
  • Mix and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

To assemble

  • Remove the eggplants from the oven and use a spoon to press down on the cuts you made earlier so you can make enough room to add the filling.
  • Divide the filling between the eggplants and sprinkle with feta cheese and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  • To serve, spread some rocket leaves on a serving plate, add eggplants with some finely chopped parsley, pepper and extra virgin olive oil.


If you are fasting simply do not add the feta cheese to the recipe.

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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
19 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
37 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
47 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
8 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
18 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
24 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
35 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
28 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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