The SOS! Six O’Clock Scramble to the Rescue by Aviva Goldfarb has so many recipes to choose from that are unbelievably easy to make AND feature interesting ingredients, as well. The creation below features a summer favorite – fresh mint!

Divine Eggplant and Chickpeas with Mint

by Aviva Goldfarb


2 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium eggplant, peeled and diced

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 can (15 oz.) chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1 can (28.oz) diced tomatoes with their liquid

1/3 cup fresh mint and/or parsley, chopped

1 cup crumbled feta cheese for serving (optional)


In a large skillet or medium stockpot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the eggplant, cumin, paprika, and salt, and saute it until the eggplant starts to get tender, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.

Add the chickpeas and tomatoes and simmer it for about 10 more minutes, stirring occasionally until the eggplant is very tender. Stir in the herbs. Serve immediately, over cous cous if desired, topped with feta cheese (optional). Can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.

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