Melitzanes Salata

Eggplant caviar is very popular in Greece, especially in Cyprus, also it is a part of mezza, small dishes with hot or cold dishes served with wine. This dish will decorate your table.

Ingredients for Melitzanes Salata:

• Eggplant – 1000 g
• Garlic cloves – 2 pcs.
• Lemons – 1/4 pcs.
• Parsley – 10 g
• Olive oil – 40 ml
• Ground black pepper – 1/4 tsp.

Directions for cooking Melitzanes Salata:

Wash and dry eggplant, brush with oil and prick several times. Place it into preheated 200C oven for 1 hour until it become tender. Chop the garlic and mash it with salt in a mortar until smooth. Cut the eggplant and gently scrape the pulp with a spoon. Add mashed garlic to the bowl with pulp. Stir until smooth. Add olive oil, lemon juice, salt, ground black pepper and fresh parsley leaves. Stir it once again.

Enjoy your meal!

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