Do you love eggplant? If not this Roasted Eggplant Medley might just change your mind!!
It seems that eggplant is one of those veggies that people either like or hate. I will admit it took me some time to start cooking eggplant. I was always under the impression it was bitter. Over the years I have tried new ways of cooking it, along with trying new varieties. Now it is a regular addition….just like all the other veggies.
One of my favourite ways of preparing eggplant is roasting it. This Roasted Eggplant Medley really brings out the earthy flavour of the eggplant and the balsamic glaze adds sweetness and depth.
Start by choosing the variety of eggplant you wish to use. For this recipe I choose “baby” eggplant, but regular or even the Japanese variety would work just as well.
For the medley part I included long sweet peppers and red onion.
All you have to do is chop your veggies, make the glaze, pour, mix and roast. Simple yet so delicious.
For the glaze I used olive oil, fig balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and dijon mustard. Pretty simple ingredients that are found in most kitchens.
Roast for about 40 minutes….and ENJOY!! Great along any meat….but really good with lamb.
So if you haven’t tried eggplant….do yourself a favour and give this a try…you might just find you LIKE it!!
If you like mushrooms…this Creamy Multiple Mushroom Soup will hit the spot!! More veggies…how about Potatoes with Green Onion & Dill.
Roasted Eggplant Medley
For the Medley:
- 1 ½ pounds baby eggplant
- 2 long sweet red peppers
- 1 red onion
For the Glaze:
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons fig balsamic vinegar
- salt & pepper (to taste)
- 1 teaspoons dijon mustard
- Preheat oven to 400º F.
- Wash and cut veggies into approximately 1 inch pieces.
- Mix glaze, pour over veggies and mix to coat.
- Transfer to baking dish.
- Bake for approximately 40 minutes, stirring a few times throughout the cooking time.
I love this method of cooking eggplant. It’s super easy and it makes a great side. Roasting does bring out the flavor without making it too mushy. My mamma uses to make it on top of the stove with potatoes and peppers. It was so good. I really like fig balsamic vinegar. I ran out some time ago — looks like I’ll have to replenish before I make this recipe.
Homemade & Yummy
So glad I experimented with eggplant. We have grown to enjoy it very much. We just had some on the weekend, and it was delicious.
Julia @ Swirls and Spice
I already love eggplant. This recipe is one I simply must try!
Hi Julia …hope you enjoy it!!
Kristy @ She Eats
i won’t lie my love, I do not LOVE eggplant but your pictures look so darn tootin good I want to try it again. Especially with balsamic glaze. Holla!
Hi Kristy….I never liked eggplant before either so I hear what you’re saying. Sometimes trying new things brings a welcome surprise!!
janet @ the taste space
Great idea for eggplant
Thanks Janet…sorry “CAPTCHA” was such a problem. I have it fixed now!!
janet @ the taste space
With chrome, there was no captcha at all
Hi Janet…I had already changed the plugin by then. Thanks!!
I have had this….and it is AWESOME!!