Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Salad

by Amy Stafford on August 12, 2013

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Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Salad brings flavors from the garden together in a delicious dish.  Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Salad  | If you are growing your own garden it is bursting with tomatoes and eggplants right now.  If you’re not, the farmers market will have the best quality tomatoes and eggplants now, either way now is the  time to roast them up serve them with a little olive oil and basil and have a little party in your mouth.  This is a true Italian dish.  My mother-n-law makes something very similar to this dish (she is a true Italian woman) and it is one of my husbands favorites.  This couldn’t be any simpler to pull together, it takes only a few minutes to prep and only 30 minutes to cook with limited number of ingredients.

This would be great to bring over to a friend’s house or to serve at a party.  You could make it ahead of time and let it rest on the counter marinating, or you could make a few days ahead and store in the refrigerator covered.  My hubby likes it cold, but if you would prefer it room temperature just pop it on the counter and allow it to come to room temperature before serving.  Either way is truly delicious.  Add a nice crusty bread and a good wine and you have a wonderfully light and healthy summer salad or meal.  Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Salad  |

Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Salad  |

Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Salad
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Serves: 4
  • 2 medium eggplant, 3 cups cubed
  • 6-7 medium tomatoes, 3 cups cubed
  • 5 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt, divided
  • 3 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • ¼ cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 4-5 large basil leaves torn into small pieces
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line two baking sheets with foil.
  2. Cut ends off eggplant, slice into 1" slices, then quarter slices.
  3. Toss eggplant with 1½ tablespoon of olive oil and ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt.
  4. Place on first baking sheet.
  5. Cut tomatoes into 1" cubes and toss with 1½ tablespoon of olive oil and ⅛ teaspoon of kosher salt.
  6. Place on second baking sheet.
  7. Place both baking sheets in oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until eggplant is soft and starts to caramelize (darken around edges)
  8. Remove both sheets from oven and let cool.
  9. Place eggplant and tomato, vinegar, remaining 3 tablespoons of olive oil, pine nuts and toss.
  10. Top with torn basil and parmesan cheese.
  11. Serve.
You can allow this to sit on the counter and marinate for an hour or store in the refrigerator covered for 1 day.
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Heather P @The Owl with the Goblet August 12, 2013 at 8:37 am

This looks DELICIOUS! I will definitely be making this with all of the eggplant and tomatoes in our garden!


Amy Stafford August 12, 2013 at 8:29 pm

Awesome Heather P ! I love the name of your blog. I will follow with blog lovin’


Karen K January 14, 2014 at 2:45 am

Would this recipe work with balsamic vinegar instead of the red wine vinegar?


Amy Stafford January 14, 2014 at 7:48 am

Balsamic would work, so would white wine vinegar.


Sherri@The Well Floured Kitchen June 25, 2014 at 8:40 am

This looks amazing! Sadly in the north it’s not quite time for eggplants and tomatoes, but my plants are flowering and just a few more weeks! Pinned to try :)


Amy Stafford June 25, 2014 at 9:02 am

Sherri, There is nothing better than home grown Eggplant and Tomatoes. Enjoy!


Christie - Food Done Light June 25, 2014 at 11:11 am

I would adore this salad. I am a huge eggplant fan plus you added tomatoes. This is the perfect time of year to make this.


Sylvie | Gourmande in the Kitchen June 25, 2014 at 5:24 pm

Such a great make ahead dish for summer parties!


Bobbie June 26, 2014 at 10:07 am

Looks delicious!


Toria January 2, 2015 at 6:57 am

Hi Amy,

This was delicious. I actually omitted the parmesan as I didn’t have any and no doubt it would have tasted even better, but it was delicious without it. Good news for me as I am trying to cut down on the cheese. Thank you so much! Healthy, delicious, simple, and quick!


Amy Stafford January 2, 2015 at 7:41 am

Thank you so much Toria for letting me know. Yep I have started omitting dairy from my diet and this dish is great without the cheese (my hubby though is a parmesan addict). I hope your New Year is off to a great start!


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