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Eggplant with Capers and Red Peppers

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Yield 8 servings (serving size: about 1/3 cup)
The meaty texture of the eggplant, the sweetness of the red peppers and the brininess of the capers create a dish full of flavor that could easily be served as a tasty side.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium eggplant (about 1 1/4 pounds)
  • 1 medium red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 3 tablespoons capers
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

Nutrition Information

  • calories 43
  • fat 2 g
  • satfat 0.3 g
  • monofat 1.3 g
  • polyfat 0.4 g
  • protein 1.2 g
  • carbohydrate 6.6 g
  • fiber 3.1 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.4 mg
  • sodium 172 mg
  • calcium 14 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat broiler.

  2. Pierce eggplant several times with a fork; place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Broil 30 minutes or until blackened, turning frequently. Cool eggplant slightly; peel and chop.

  3. Cut bell pepper in half lengthwise; discard seeds and membranes. Place pepper halves, skin sides up, on a foil-lined baking sheet; flatten with hand. Broil 15 minutes or until blackened. Place in a zip-top plastic bag; seal. Let stand 15 minutes. Peel and chop.

  4. Combine eggplant, bell pepper, onion, and remaining ingredients in a medium bowl; toss well.

Cook's Notes

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