Marinated Eggplant and Ham Salad

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Total Time
28mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
8 mins

Packed with flavor this Sicilian eggplant salad is a teriffic way to get the family to eat its veggies. It's amazingly simple to prepare and even more delicious. (Vegetarians can omit the ham.)

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Cut eggplants into 1/2-inch cubes (DO NOT PEEL); add to boiling salted water in a large, deep sacuepot. Boil gently (6-8 minutes), uncovered; stir ocassionally. Drain well.
  2. Transfer the eggplant to a large bowl; add the diced ham. Set aside.
  3. To a medium-size mixing bowl whisk together the vinegar, garlic, salt, pepper, onion powder, basil, oregano, and pepper flakes. Gradually beat in the oils, lemon juice and lemon zest until well combined.
  4. Pour the marinade over the eggplant and ham; add the red peppers and the onion rings; toss gently. Chill for 1 hour.
  5. Just before serving, mix in the parsley. Mound the salad on a large, chilled serving platter; garnish with tomatoes and olives.