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Chickpea Stew with Eggplants, Tomatoes, and Peppers

My original plan was ratatouille, one of my absolute favorite seasonal meals. I picked up eggplant, zucchini, tomato, and set about finding a recipe. The problem is, I'm already quite fond of this one and couldn't find another that excited me in the same way. Luckily, I came across this recipe from Men's Health, which uses all of the above vegetables, then adds some chickpeas and bell peppers. How could that be bad?

It wasn't. The mix of spices offers some depth and the sautéed eggplant added meatiness. Though not required, harrisa is recommended, and I have to agree. About one tablespoon adds just the right amount of character and spice. Regardless, this is a great seasonal dish and remarkably easy to put together.

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