Roasted Eggplant and Bell Pepper Salad


This chilled roasted eggplant and peppers salad is a great side dish or an appetizer in the summer. It's perfect for parties; just place a bowl of tortilla chips next to it. You can also serve this hot with grilled chicken or fish. Either way, it's delicious!

close up view of Roasted Eggplant and Bell Pepper Salad garnished with micro greens on a plate
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 55 mins


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 medium onion, sliced

  • 1 large eggplant, cut into chunks

  • 1 large orange bell pepper, cut into chunks

  • 1 large tomato, sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced, or more to taste

  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley, or to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

  3. Add remaining olive oil to the skillet; add eggplant and bell pepper. Cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add tomato, garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper; cook 2 to 3 minutes more. Return onion to the skillet. Adjust seasonings if necessary.

  4. Transfer eggplant mixture to a baking pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.

  5. Cool 1 hour; serve at room temperature or refrigerate and serve chilled.

Cook's Notes:

You can substitute cilantro or dill for parsley, if you like.

You can make this salad a day ahead and refrigerate it, since the flavor is even better the next day.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

133 Calories
7g Fat
17g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 133
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 47mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 89mg 443%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 638mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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