Eggplant "Caviar"

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 12
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Microwave Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 1 - eggplant
  • 1/2 cup - walnuts
  • 1/2 cup - minced onion
  • 1/4 cup - minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp - minced jalapeno
  • 1 - garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tbsp - olive oil
  • 1 tbsp - fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp - salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

How to Make Eggplant "Caviar"

  • Prick eggplant in several places with a fork.
  • Place on a microwave-safe dish and microwave on high, uncovered, until soft and collapsed, about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • Arrange walnut pieces on another microwave-safe dish and cook uncovered, until fragrant and toasted, for about 2.5 minutes. Chop fine.
  • Scrape out the eggplant flesh and coarsely chop.
  • In a large bowl, combine eggplant, walnuts, onion, parsley, chilli, garlic, salt and pepper.
  • Slowly beat in the oil and lemon juice.
  • Adjust seasonings if necessary.
  • Cover loosely and let stand at room temperature to let the flavours meld. The longer it stays, the better it tastes.

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