Melanie Hansen

Eggplant and Capsicum Salad

Eggplant and Capsicum Salad Recipe

This salad is always a hit when we have family or friends over for lunch or dinner. The original recipe was handed down to me from my Mum (thanks Mum!) – I just make it my way to make it my own. I love that this salad can be made ahead of time and its even tastier the next day.

A Few Tips to Remember:

  • In general, try to use organic where possible – if not possible do the best you can and wash your vegetables well
  • This salad can be served warm or cold – it’s usually more flavorsome the next day though!
  • Make extra and use in wraps or sandwiches during the week
  • This salad is delicious served as a side with fresh fish, chicken or lamb, but is also just as good on its own
  • Serves approximately 4-5 adults as a side dish

Eggplant and Capsicum Salad Recipe


1 red onion sliced thick

2 large eggplants sliced thin and sprinkled with

1 large red capsicum sliced thick

1 large green capsicum sliced thick

2 garlic cloves

3 roma tomatoes or 1/2 400g tin chopped tomatoes

Handful fresh basil

Himalayan pink salt and pepper

Olive oil for cooking


  1. Preheat fry-pan or cast iron grill and lightly drizzle with olive oil. Once hot turn heat down slightly and cook eggplant turning a few times. You may need to drizzle a little more olive oil over the eggplant while it is cooking. Cook eggplant in batches until all cooked and set aside.
  2. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a fry-pan at medium heat and cook red onion and garlic until soft and fragrant. Add red and green capsicum and stir frequently.
  3. Once capsicum has started to soften add tomatoes and stir through. Allow to cook for about 4-5 minutes or until tomatoes begin to break down, stirring often.
  4. Add eggplant, salt, and pepper to taste. Turn heat down low and allow to cook for a further 2-3 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat, add fresh herbs and stir through.
  6. It can be served hot or cold. Enjoy!

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