Melanzane Arrostite

A roasted eggplant salad – kozlenmis patlıcan salatası if you call it a Turkish meze or Melanzane Arrostite if you think it’s an Italian antipasto. I designed it with both cuisines in mind- either way, it’s an easy & tasty salad..

Eggplants for sale

Main ingredients
 · 1 large eggplant
 · 1 red pepper, cut into long, 1/2″ strips
 · 1 medium onion, quartered, then sliced lengthwise
 · 1/4 cup regular Olive Oil
 · 3 T extra virgin olive oil
 · juice of 1/2 lemon
 · 1 T of rice vinegar
 · 2 t fresh oregano, chopped
 · 2 T fresh parsley, chopped
 · 1 T capers
 · 6-8 pepperoncini, seeded, then sliced lengthwise

 · 4 cloves garlic, mashed with flat of knife, peeled and chopped

Eggplant and peppers at an outdoor market in Bolzano, Italy


 1. Cut the eggplant into large slices, about 4″ long and 3/4″ square. Set oven to broil medium.

 2. Place sliced peppers and onions  with 3T olive oil in a large plastic bag, tossing until evenly coated. Then place mixture on an oiled baking sheet and put it under the broiler. Check every 4-5′ -turning as they brown. Remove pieces that start to char. When finished, place in large salad bowl, and let cool. 

 3. Put the eggplant in the plastic bag used for the other vegetables and add the rest of the 1/4 cup of regular olive oil. Toss to cover, then place mixture on the baking sheet, and broil for 10-15′, again checking every 4-5′. When done, add to the pepper mixture.

 4. Mix in the condiments, then add the dressing, toss and refrigerate. This dish will keep for several days if refrigerated, so may be made ahead of time.

By Cascoly

I've been exploring and leading trips for over 40 years. climbing & trekkng in the Alps, Andes, North American mountain ranges and the Himalaya. I'm retired from mountaineering now but world travels in Europe, Africa & Asia continue to expand my portfolio. Besides private travel, I now focus on escorting trips to India & Turkey. Other interests include wide reading in history and vegetable gardening / cooking. You can download digital images here, or find images at We have many thousands of images we haven't displayed yet; so, if you have a special need or request please contact us