Healthy Appetizer: Eggplant Salsa

This is a great appetizer to serve with vegetables, crackers, whole grain pita bread or as a side dish to any meal.


  • 2 medium eggplants
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • ¼ cup (4 oz/125 ml) of cold-pressed olive oil
  • 1-2 Tbsp. lemon juice


  1. BBQ or flamegrill the eggplant whole, wait till the eggplant skin wrinkles and feels very soft. Alternatively bake the eggplant in the oven, about one hour at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Combine your remaining ingredients while the eggplant is cooking.
  3. When the eggplant is cooked, roughly chop and combine well with the other ingredients.
  4. Serve with vegetable sticks, salad, whole grain pita chips, crackers or as a side dish.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 60 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Servings: 4-6


  • Eggplant – zucchini, peppers (capsicum)
  • Tomato – red pepper (capsicum)
  • Red Onion – brown onion, spring onion, eschalots (shallots)
  • Olive oil – Avocado, macadamia, pumpkin seed oil

Calories: 130

Fat: 9g

Trans Fat: 1.5g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 5mg

Carbohydrates: 12g

Fiber: 7g

Sugars: 5g

Protein: 2g