Spicy eggplant and chili appetizer salad: sharing an original recipe

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
Recipe of the dish
Recipe of the dish. Source:

If you want to make a delicious appetizer that will be a great alternative to salads, choose simple vegetables such as zucchini, eggplant, and peppers. It is important not to spare spices, garlic, and chili peppers when cooking, as they will make the dish taste richer.

Eggplant for a dish

Cook Vita shared on Instagram a recipe for an original eggplant dish that takes only 40 minutes to prepare and would be a great lunch option.

Eggplant appetizer recipe


  • eggplants - 4 pcs.
Homegrown eggplants
  • garlic - 6 cloves.
Garlic and chili peppers
  • chili pepper - 1 pc.
  • lemon juice - 1 tbsp.
Wine vinegar
  • wine vinegar - 3 tsp.
  • vegetable oil - 160 ml
Vegetable oil
  • salt, pepper - to taste
  • cilantro, mint, dill - 10 g each

Method of preparation:

1. Wash the eggplant and cut into long slices.

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2. Transfer to a bowl, season with salt and pepper, add 80 ml of oil and mix.

Eggplant for the dish

3. Put the mixture in a single layer in a baking dish and bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes at 200°C.

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4. Let the eggplant cool down.

Eggplant with herbs

5. Cut the garlic into thin slices and fry in oil until golden brown, transfer to a paper towel and season with salt.

Garlic for the dish

6. Put the cooked eggplants in a deep bowl, add chopped herbs, finely chopped chili, garlic oil, vinegar, lemon juice and mix well.

Garlic oil

7. Put everything on a dish, sprinkle with garlic chips and serve.

The finished dish

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