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  • Dairy Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Nut Free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Make Ahead Marinated Eggplant Salad

Eggplant with bell pepper, carrots and hints of garlic and dill.

Make Ahead Simply Marinated Eggplant Salad with Bell Peppers

Eggplant with bell pepper, carrots and hints of garlic and dill.
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Course: Dinner, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Allergy: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Total Time: 5 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 103kcal



  • 1 medium eggplant, cut in thin strips
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium carrots, grated
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp oil, for frying
  • ½ cup dill, or parsley, chopped


  • Wash 1 medium eggplant, cut it into long strips, place in a medium sized bowl, add a tablespoon of salt, mix well ,and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, thinly slice 1 bell pepper and onion, and place into a different bowl. Grate 2 carrots and add to the same bowl. Then add 2-3 minced garlic cloves. Add 2 Tablespoons of white vinegar, mix the vegetables until they all are coated in vinegar. Cover the bowl and set aside.
  • Leave the vegetables for at least 1 hour before putting the salad together.
  • In 1 hour, drain the eggplants. Use your hands to squeeze the liquid out. Squeeze out as much as you can.
  • In a large skillet, heat two tablespoons of oil and fry eggplants over medium high heat for 7 minutes until soft and golden brown.
  • Place the fried eggplants into the bowl with the rest of the vegetables, mix carefully, add in chopped herbs, and mix again.
  • Cover the bowl and put in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving for all the flavors from vegetables to blend together. The longer it stands the better it tastes.
  • In 2-4 hours transfer the salad into a serving bowl and enjoy this delicious vegan dish!


Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1419mg | Potassium: 415mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 5208IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg

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