I sometimes need to produce a vegan meal, or add vegan options to a meat meal.
I look for dishes that are good enough to tempt not merely carnivores, but even foodies.
So, I'm starting this thread and when I find a good one, I'll add it.
This Roasted Eggplant With Spiced Chickpeas form the NYTimes is not only wonderful, it is wonderful at room temperature. Nice for Shabbat lunch. http://www.nytimes.com/recipes/12786/...
The eggplant part if very traditional, i.e. drenched in olive oil. Vegans often need or can afford the calories. The chick pea filling uses only a bit of oil.
I think it would look pretty with eggplant rounds placed at the rim of a platter, and the chickpea filling piled n the center. And work better with the eggplant-o-phobes at the table.