Melitzanosalata I: Eggplant Dip Appetizer with Tomato Recipe

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Submitted by Mary_RD

Makes 8 servings



If you are a devoted fan of the traditional, cook the eggplant over a wood fire - or add wood chips to a charcoal grill and cook it for that deep, smoky taste. This version is easier and delivers a tasty result, and includes chopped tomatoes; add pepper to taste; Cook Time: 10 minutes; makes eight 1/2 cup servings.

Recipe Ingredients for Melitzanosalata I: Eggplant Dip Appetizer with Tomato

3 large eggplant
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
5 scallions, minced
3 fresh plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 teaspoon of fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1/8 tsp sea salt

Recipe Directions for Melitzanosalata I: Eggplant Dip Appetizer with Tomato

  1. Pierce the eggplant with a fork and char it on the grill, or over an open flame until the eggplant turns black and is very soft. (Alternatively, broil for 10-15 minutes.) Set to cool and drain on a rack with paper towels underneath.

  2. As soon as it can be handled, peel. The skin will come off easily by hand. Place in a bowl and chop with two knives. With a wooden spoon, stir in garlic, onions (shallots or scallions), tomatoes, and herbs. Mix the oil and lemon juice well and add slowly, with a fork or hands to work it into the eggplant (don't just add it and stir; it will separate). Add salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Serve chilled or at room temperature, with pita wedges, slices of crusty bread, and/or fresh vegetables, garnished with black olives and a sprig of parsley.

  4. Melitzanosalata goes well with salty cheeses and fish mezethes like anchovies.

Categories

Appetizers

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 234.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
87
Calories from Fat
34
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.8g
6%
Saturated Fat
0.5g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
43mg
2%
Potassium
523mg
15%
Total Carbohydrates
13.3g
4%
Dietary Fiber
6.6g
26%
Sugars
6.2g
Protein
2.5g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 30%
Calcium 3% Iron 4%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in potassium
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
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