Eggplant with Capers and Red Peppers

Eggplant with Capers and Red Peppers Recipe
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
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.

Yield:

8 servings (serving size: about 1/3 cup)

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Nutritional 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

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

Preparation

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.

Note:

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Joanne Weir,

August 2009
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