Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 Eggplants (1 - 1-1/2 lbs ea)

  2. 4 Garlic cloves

  3. 2 Tomatoes; peeled and chopped

  4. Salt & freshly ground pepper

  5. 2 tb Fresh parsley; chopped

  6. 1 ts Dried oregano; crumbled

  7. 1/3 c Olive oil, more if necessary

  8. 6 tb Red wine vinegar, or more

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Bake eggplants for 45 minutes in a 375 degree oven or in hot ashes.

  2. Peel off and discard the skin, then chop the eggplant flesh while still hot.

  3. Rub a wood or earthenware bowl with one of the garlic cloves, cut.

  4. Add the eggplant and beat with a wooden spoon-- or if available use a wood mortar to pound the eggplants.

  5. Continue pounding or beating, meanwhile adding the tomatoes, a little salt and pepper, 2 to 3 cloves garlic, crushed, and the herbs.

  6. Continuing to beat, gradually add the olive oil alternately with the red wine vinegar.

  7. Taste, adding oil and vinegar if necessary; melitzanosalata should be thick and smooth.

  8. Serve cold with fish, meat, or fresh crisp bread.

  9. From "The Food of Greece" by Vilma Liacouras Chantiles".

  10. Avenel Books, NY.

  11. Note: You will have excellent results by whipping melitzanosalata in a blender or food processor as well.


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