Chatzilim - Israeli Eggplant (Aubergine) Caviar

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Mirj2338

This is a staple at our house. We like to eat it by dragging some fresh pita bread through it by hand.

Top Review by evelynathens

I grilled the eggplant on the bbq to give it a smoky flavour. Added a minced garlic clove (we love garlic!) and a tiny squeeze of red-wine vinegar as well. Delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place eggplant above an open flame and let it actually burn on all sides until soft.
  2. Cool and peel.
  3. Mash pulp with a fork until it is like a paste.
  4. Add onion, salt, pepper and lemon juice.
  5. Stir in mayonnaise or olive oil or 1 tablespoon of each.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Serve on a lettuce leaf as an appetizer.
  8. Garnish with slices of tomato and cucumber.

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