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Eggplant & Tomato Salad in a Garlic-Flavored Marinade

Eggplant & Tomato Salad in a Garlic-Flavored Marinade

I had some delicious garlic-flavored marinated baby eggplant from the deli section of a department store, so I recreated it using regular eggplant and tomatoes! The garlic is so fragrant.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Eggplants
3-4 small Japanese type
Tomato
1 large
Garlic (minced)
2 cloves
★Olive oil, vinegar
1.5 tablespoons or more each
★Salt
1/2 teaspoons or more
★Pepper
to taste

Steps

1. Place a liberal amount of olive oil (not listed in ingredients) in a frying pan and cook the minced garlic over low heat until golden brown.
2. Add the chunks of eggplant. Lightly sprinkle with salt and cook until tender.
3. Chop the tomato into 2 cm cubes.
4. Combine the tomato, eggplant, and ★ ingredients in a bowl. Chill well.

Story Behind this Recipe

I had some garlic-flavored marinated baby eggplant from a department store deli section. The baby eggplant had been deep-fried and soaked well in a refreshing and delicious marinade!
I made some at home using cheap regular eggplant! I cooked them in the frying pan and combined them with the very well-matching tomato marinade to make this a type of salad. It was delicious!