Eggplant, grilled to perfection, drenched in a vibrant, fresh, and spicy summer tomato salsa. —Tasty Plan
Summer Tomato Salsa
cherry or grape tomatoes, diced small
red bell pepper
1 1/2" pieces
jalapeños, stems removed, diced small
red onion, diced small
apple cider vinegar
fresh cilantro, chopped
large purple eggplant
olive oil for cooking
ground black pepper to taste
In This Recipe
To make Summer Tomato Salsa, cut, mince, and dice all the vegetables into very small pieces. Alternatively, you could place peppers, onion, ginger, and garlic into food processor and pulse until well chopped, then transfer into bowl with quartered tomatoes for a faster preparation.
Add olive oil, vinegar, and salt to vegetables. Stir and taste for seasoning, adjust as necessary. Let ingredients settle in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving. When ready to use, add chopped cilantro and mix well.
To grill eggplant, preheat grill to a high temperature for five minutes.
Cut eggplant into ½” thick slices. Place slices on a flat surface and drizzle with olive oil. Using a brush, distribute oil, to evenly coat each slice with oil. Sprinkle with salt and fresh ground pepper.
Place eggplant on grill and cook for 4 minutes on each side.
To serve, scoop several tablespoons of Summer Tomato Salsa, and garnish with several cilantro leaves. Eat hot or at room temperature. .