Italian Style Eggplant & Pepper Salad Recipe

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400F. Place whole eggplant, unpeeled, on a rack in oven. Wrap the two peppers & celery stalks individually in aluminum foil & place them on rack as well. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove peppers & celery & let cool. Bake eggplant for another 15 minutes. It should be very tender & have collapsed.

Step 2

When vegetables are cool enough to handle, peel eggplant, cut into several pieces & drain in a colnder for 20 minutes. Squeeze out some of the excess moisture. Chop peppers, removing stems & seeds. Leave in large pieces. Chop celery into 1/2" pieces. Dice eggplant & combnie with peppers & celery in a large bowl.

Step 3

Heat a few drops of olive oil in a skillet & saute the garlic till golden. Add to hte bowl. Add remaining ingredients & mix thoroughly. Cover & let stand for 1 hour at room temperature before serving.

Things You'll Need

  • 1lg Eggplant
  • 2lg Bell peppers, red or green
  • 2lg Celery stalks
  • Olive oil for sauteeing
  • 2ea Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4c Olive oil
  • 1/4c Red wine vinegar
  • 1ts Oregano
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1/4c Black olives, chopped

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