eggplant caviar

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe, Eggplant Caviar, was a darn easy sell in my household. I love eggplant, it is one of my favorite vegetables and I am always searching out new recipes for it. Dorie’s recipe calls for a nice soft roasted eggplant to be mixed up with onions, lemon juice, some chopped herbs, and tomatoes. The result is a dip which tastes light and refreshing, and with only a couple tablespoons of olive oil in the mix, is also guilt free!

We served our eggplant caviar for dinner with some roasted peppers, chickpea salad, and Dorie’s quinoa. Leftovers were polished off at lunch the next day, as per Dorie’s suggestion, in sandwiches with goat cheese and roasted peppers.

The only thing left to say is, yum! We will definitely be making this one again.

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19 Responses to eggplant caviar

  1. Moi aussi making this again. I absolutely loved it. Was my first home cooked meal back home!!

  2. Eileen says:

    Nice spread!

  3. We loved this one too. It wasn’t such an easy sell though because I’m the only one who likes eggplant but the kids ate it up when I told them it was something else they like…guacamole! Sneaky…LOL.

    • Guacamole, or as another blogger called it in order to get kids to eat it, salsa, actually seems to be a more accurate description than ”caviar”. I see no problem with changing the name up a bit. I think I just told my husband that it was dip.

  4. That looks like a really awesome feast on your table. I love eggplant cooked this way

  5. Tasty Mayhem says:

    Great dishes (and I mean both the dishes and what’s in them) all around.

  6. Cher says:

    Very nice! This one went over better than I thought it would.
    Like the idea of using on a sandwich…

    • Wish I could take credit but it was Dorie’s idea all the way… actually, I think the goat cheese was my idea, but otherwise she gets full credit. In any case, the sandwiches made a very tasty lunch.

  7. What a fantastic menu! I absolutely love the still-life photo of your supper.

  8. Nice sandwich spread idea. I’ll have to do that with the little bit I have left over!

  9. Kathy says:

    I love the photos of your inviting! What a gorgeous spread! Everything I love! Your caviar looks delicious!

  10. Betsy says:

    I’d love to be having lunch with you with that enviable spread! Everything looks delicious. Your plates are pretty too.

  11. Tammy says:

    I am trying the sandwich idea today with the leftovers. And the people we shared this with thought it was a salsa!

  12. Elaine says:

    Everything looks beautiful! I am glad it was an easy sell for you. I think fixing it this way in the future will no longer be a problem for me to sell my family on eggplant.

  13. Tricia S. says:

    This was a tougher sell in my house – in fact, Nana did not care for it too much at all. That said, I still enjoyed it and look forward to tweaking it a bit the next time I try it. Your dinner photos look just lovely – what a great combo. And knowing these recipes makes me all the more anxious to pull up a chair at that tablesetting πŸ™‚

  14. Krissy says:

    Beautiful. I like how you made a whole meal centered on the caviar. You have given me a great idea. Thanks.

  15. Teresa says:

    What a wonderful menu you created around this dish. I’ll be using our leftovers as a spread on chicken sandwiches tomorrow.

  16. Alice says:

    Your spread looks delish! I just had it with some friends on crackers and then later on some french bread I baked myself – it was a special treat! πŸ™‚

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