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Fresh spring dinner for cool nights

A Fresh Spring Dinner for Those Still-Cool Nights: Mediterranean Chickpea and Eggplant Bake

Spring is here, but the warmth isn’t consistent quite yet. For those evenings that are still a bit crisp, this easy spring dinner recipe warms the soul but still feels fresh.

Ollie is an AI assistant that brings diversity into your weekly dinners by providing fresh, flavorful, new recipes that fit with your family’s preferences and dietary needs. The personalization behind AI makes it possible to not only match what you like, but also help you discover new recipes you may not have considered.

Our beta tester, Sebastian, was suggested this recipe for Mediterranean Chickpea and Eggplant Bake, and despite him never having cooked with eggplant before, the recipe was a great match for what he was looking for and the instructions made it easy. We hope you like it too!

Mediterranean Chickpea and Eggplant Bake

Ingredients (serves 4):

  • 1 large eggplant, cubed
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Toss the cubed eggplant with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread on a baking sheet and roast until tender and golden, about 20-25 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the roasted eggplant, chickpeas, diced tomatoes, minced garlic, oregano, and basil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a baking dish and sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until hot and bubbling. Serve warm.

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