Eggplant Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Eggplant Salad Recipe
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Eggplant Salad

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"This is a great side dish or as a dip for crackers - all of my family and friends love it, and yours will too!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 30 mins
  • READY IN

    3 hrs

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Pierce eggplants several times with a fork, and place on a baking sheet.
  2. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 1/2 hours, or until completely softened. Cool completely. Remove skin and chop fine. Transfer to a large mixing bowl, and set aside.
  3. In a skillet, cook garlic in 1 tablespoon of oil over medium heat until lightly browned. Transfer to a small bowl. Stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons oil, the vinegar, sugar, oregano, and basil until well blended and sugar is dissolved. Pour over the eggplant, and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and toss again. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 20, 2007

i made mine through microwave oven (700w) for three mins and it helps me do it faster,just cut the eggplant lenghtwise and dip in plain water for a minute to remove bitterness then place in plate for ovens and wrap with saran wrap,then do the dressing,its really good!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 06, 2005

Pretty good. The final yield was a lot less than I was expecting. I rescaled it to feed 6 and it looked like it could barely serve as a side for 4.

 

12 Ratings

Apr 30, 2006

Made this for a company potluck and it was a tremendous success. I would recommend upsizing the portions though, as it does cook down quite a bit. I went with 9 medium sized eggplants and it was adequate as a side for about 6-7 people. As a dip it would be fine for 9-11 servings.

 
Jul 08, 2008

I served this as a dip on french bread, in a pita as a sandwich and then finished it off as a salad. A real party in your mouth.

 
Jun 19, 2009

This is awesome! My husbands comment was "this is really good, I want to have this at least once a week!" I am making it again tonight to serve as a side with spaghetti and meatballs. If cut in chunks it works well as a side, if you cut it fine as the recipe says then it works well on crackers/whatever fits your fancy. Really good I would recommend this to everyone and have! For 2 people a medium sized eggplant worked perfectly!

 
Aug 26, 2006

I love this as a sandwich on toast or with crackers.

 
Jun 07, 2010

The flavors were quite good, but the texture was slightly more slimy than I would have liked. I may puree or mash this next time, rather than chopping the eggplant. Also, I ate this at lukewarm temperature and skipped the part where you have it sit after mixing everything together, so it may be better when I eat the cold leftovers with lunch tomorrow.

 
Oct 11, 2013

This "Eggplant Salad" was excellent! Quite honestly, the eggplant that I had (long skinny ones about the size of giant carrots) tasted sweetish and excellent by themselves just after baking before I did anything to them. I had soaked my eggplant halves in salt water to remove any bitter juices, which is the standard way to prepare eggplant for anyone who doesn't know (otherwise eggplant can be very bitter). This recipe "classed them up" so that I could serve them in an elegant way to guests. I have access to about 10 different varieties of eggplant in my local market, and they are all different shapes and sizes, so an instruction of "6 medium eggplants" is pretty ambiguous to me. I proceeded VERY SLOWLY, adding the balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon at a time. My eggplant yielded 1.5 cups of mash, and 2 tablespoons of vinegar, and 1 clove of garlic went perfectly with that amount of mash. My eggplant was naturally sweet, so I didn't need sugar. Based on my result, I suggest that the recipe as written requires 3 cups of eggplant mash which would make about 6 servings (1/2 cup each) as a side salad. Thank you Sandi for sharing your recipe.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 165 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.3 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 5.8 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 9.8 g
  • 39%
  • Protein
  • 4.1 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 159 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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