Slow Cooker Italian Eggplant and Lentils

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262 CALORIES 46g CARBS 3g FAT 15g PROTEIN
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(5 Old SmartPoints™)
(6 PointsPlus®)

I have always loved eggplant and it's my usual go to when making Italian inspired vegetarian dishes.  In this simple slow cooker dish, the eggplant adds a great earthy flavor to the lentils and cooks enough to almost disappear into the tomatoes and lentils.  You can leave the peel on or off when you cook it, but I normally peel the eggplant since it becomes so tender in the recipe.  This is great on it's own or served over a nice bowl of sauteed kale or spinach.  

The Recipe
Slow Cooker Italian Eggplant and Lentils

Slow Cooker Italian Eggplant and Lentils

PREP TIME: 15 Min
COOK TIME: 8 Hours
TOTAL TIME: 8 Hours, 15 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 4 cups eggplant, cubed (peel if you like)
  • 1.5 cups dry lentils
  • 1 U onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 28 oz. canned crushed tomatoes
  • 4 U cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. dried Italian seasoning
  • 1.5 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper
  • 6 tbsp. fresh basil

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Instructions

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1

Season the eggplant with salt and pepper.

2

Add everything to the slow cooker. Cook on low for 8 hours.

3

Stir in the fresh basil. For an eggplant Parmesan style dish, melt some mozzarella on top.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 3/4 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 262
Calories from Fat 30
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g
5%
Saturated Fat 0g
2%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 415mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate 46g
15%
Dietary Fiber 20g
79%
Sugars 10g
Protein 15g

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

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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January 11, 2016 - 11:50
Hi Dorothy. Thanks for your comment. All of the recipes are calculated using the WW online recipe calculator, which is the most accurate way to calculate SP according to WW. Since the new recipe calculator counts fruit and vegetables as zero (as long as they are not blended), you are going to get a significantly higher points number just using the nutritional information.
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