RECIPE OF THE WEEK

Staff June 13, 2019

Melitzanosalata Agioritiki (Athenian Eggplant Salad)

"There are different ways to make eggplant salad, a very common summer salad in Greece. This is a version called 'agioritiki' named from mount Athos (Agion Oros). It's refreshing with smoky flavour and can stay refrigerated up to three days. Serve it as a salad or on top of whole-wheat bread slices."

Ingredients

1 large eggplant, washed

1 tomato, seeded and chopped

1 small onion, diced

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar

1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

salt to taste

Method:

Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat.

Pierce the eggplant a few times with the tip of a paring knife or fork. Cook eggplant on preheated grill, turning often, until the skin is charred and the eggplant is tender, about 15 minutes. Set aside until cool enough to handle.

Remove the skin from the eggplant and dice the pulp. Place into a mixing bowl, and add tomato, onion, parsley, olive oil, vinegar, and feta cheese; mix well. Refrigerate for one hour, and season to taste with salt before serving.

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