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Honey Baked Eggplant

The Culinistas & Lodge Cast Iron | January 30, 2019

This simple baked side dish will fill your kitchen with the sweetest aroma, and takes just minutes to prepare before you throw it in the oven. 

Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
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  • 1 large eggplant, cubed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup olive oil, plus more for greasing
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon za'atar, plus more for sprinkling
  • ¼ tablespoon cayenne
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix everything together coating each piece of eggplant thoroughly.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a greased casserole dish, sprinkle with more za’atar, cover with aluminum foil and bake until tender, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Let cool for 10 minutes and serve warm out of baking dish.
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Contributed By: The Culinistas & Lodge Cast Iron

Recipe courtesy of our friends The Culinistas. The Culinistas provide in-home private chef services for weekly cooking and special occasions. They develop recipes and work with a selective group of chefs to make vibrant, balanced meals for the entire household. Their services fulfill culinary needs for weekday lunches, dinners & snacks as well as occasions of any kind. 


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