Vegan Romanian Eggplant Bake


This simple and delicious vegan meal can be eaten as a side or a vegetable main dish. It is very popular in Romania. Eggplants are combined with bell peppers, tomatoes, and onions and baked with olive oil in the oven for a rich Mediterranean flavor.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
4 servings


  • 3 eggplants

  • 4 cups vegetable broth

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 4 red bell peppers, cut into cubes

  • 2 onions, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 3 tomatoes, sliced


  1. Peel eggplants in such a way that 3 strips of skin remain on each eggplant. Cut peeled eggplant into 1/2-inch slices. The strips of skin will prevent the eggplant slices from falling apart while cooking.

  2. Bring vegetable broth to a boil in a large pot and cook eggplant slices in batches for 1 minute. Pour into a sieve and drain well.

  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a large baking dish with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Spread out eggplant slices on the bottom of the baking dish.

  4. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and cook bell peppers, onions, and garlic until softened, 5 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and layer over eggplant. Add tomato slices; season with salt and pepper.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until vegetables are tender, 20 to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

296 Calories
12g Fat
45g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 296
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Sodium 519mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 19g 69%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 177mg 887%
Calcium 90mg 7%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 1501mg 32%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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