As a side dish or as an appetizer/spread for bread and toast, eggplant is a tasty, healthy and affordable option.
preparation time: 45 minutes
2 eggplants, washed and cut into small cubes
4 minced garlic cloves
1 diced onion
olive oil to taste
2 diced tomatoes
½ cup chopped olives (kalamata or green)
salt and Tabasco pepper to taste
fresh parsley, chopped
1 – In a large saucepan, heat oil and sauté onion and garlic.
2 – Add eggplant, salt and pepper. Stir well and cook for 5 minutes, covered.
3 – Place the tomatoes and olives and stir.
4 – Cover and cook for another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
5 – Finally, add the parsley and serve.
Tips and Options:
- Add a drizzle of olive oil before serving.
- Cooking time varies according to the desired consistency. If you’re going to use the eggplant as a side dish, cook until soft but not too soft. If you’re going to use as an appetizer/spread for breads, ideally, you let it cook longer, so it is well seasoned and almost falling apart.