Big Fat Greek Eggplant (Aubergine) Salad

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Chef Kate

This is Andrew Zimmer's recipe. He recommends roasting the eggplant on a gas grill--you can also do it on a gas stovetop or over charcoal that isn't too hot. This is enough for 4 to 6 generous salad servings or, as a topping for crostini, enough for a whole baguette, sliced relatively thin and lightly grilled.

Top Review by evelynathens

Very nice eggplant salad. I roasted my eggplant in the oven, and I compensated for the lack of smokey flavour by adding literally 2 drops of liquid smoke to the salad. I loved the addition of capers to this. They were little exclamation points of flavour that punctuated the salad.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Roast the eggplant over a gas grill for 25 minutes at 450 degrees.
  2. Place in a colander and allow it to cool. Puree the scallions, parsley, garlic and oregano in a food processor.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine lemon juice, red wine vinegar, some capers, tomato, chopped parsley and the herb mixture.
  4. Next peel away the skin of the eggplant revealing charred flesh on the inside; leave the seeds; in a lot of recipes they’re called “the poor man’s caviar.”.
  5. Roughly cut up the eggplant, and combine it with the remaining ingredients.
  6. Lastly, add salt, pepper, lemon to taste. Serve the eggplant salad (hot or cold) on grilled bread.

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