Roasted Eggplant, Zucchini, and Chickpea Wraps
The vegetable filling for this wrap takes its cues from the classic Provencal stew. Soluble fiber in eggplant and chickpeas may reduce LDL ("bad") cholesterol; lycopene in tomatoes can help protect against cancer.
- Yield: Makes 4
Photography: Yunhee Kim
Source: Martha Stewart Living, May 2006
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh thyme leaves
- 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh oregano leaves
- Vegetable oil, cooking spray
- 1 large eggplant, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1 medium zucchini, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1 small onion, peeled, root end left intact, halved lengthwise, cut into 8 wedges
- 1 cup drained canned chickpeas, rinsed
- 6 ounces cherry tomatoes (about 11 tomatoes), halved (quartered if large)
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
- Freshly ground pepper
- 4 ounces fresh part-skim mozzarella, thinly sliced
- 4 whole-wheat lavash pieces or whole-wheat wraps (2 ounces and 8 inches each)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Whisk vinegar, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon oil, and 1 teaspoon each thyme and oregano in a small bowl; set vinaigrette aside.
Lightly coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Toss eggplant, zucchini, onion, and remaining 2 teaspoons each thyme and oregano in a large bowl. Spread in a single layer on prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Roast, tossing occasionally, until golden, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool slightly.
Transfer vegetable mixture to a large bowl. Add chickpeas, tomatoes, and salt; season with pepper. Drizzle with vinaigrette; toss to coat. Arrange mozzarella in center of lavash pieces or wraps. Top each with 1 1/4 cups vegetable salad. Roll up, and cut in half.