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Portuguese Eggplant Salad

Serves 4-6

| Prep Time: 5 mins

| Cook Time: 15 mins

| Total Time: 20 mins

You may need: Portuguese Allspice

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Portugal is a small, seafaring nation that once ruled the world. From the 15th century until the early 19th century, Portuguese merchants and explorers established trade routes from far East Asia, the Americas, Africa, the Middle East and Atlantic bringing exotic flavors and ingredients back to Europe, changing modern cuisine forever. We developed an all purpose seasoning blend we call Portuguese Allspice that incorporates exotic flavors from around the world in a cohesive and delicious blend, paying homage to this early globalization of cuisine.

This tasty Portuguese Eggplant Salad is easy to pull together on a busy weeknight and tastes great as a side or even mixed with pasta to make a filling main dish. Silky-soft and savory pieces of eggplant are simmered in a garlic, onion, and tomato base and seasoned with Portuguese Allspice blend that adds a beautiful bouquet of aroma and exotic spice notes. This blend can also be used as a substitute into just about any savory recipe calling for paprika for a delightful upgrade.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil 

  • 2 eggplant, cut into 1/2” pieces

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tsp Piquant Post Portuguese Allspice

  • Salt and pepper to taste 

  • 1 15oz can crushed tomato

  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

Notes

This dish is great as a side dish, served with toasted bread, potatoes or rice. It’s also great served hot tossed with pasta or stuffed into a corn tortilla.

For more delicious eggplant recipes, try this eggplant caponata or this spicy eggplant salad with sesame oil! 

Instructions

Heat the olive oil in a deep skillet and add the eggplant. Pan fry until the eggplant is tender. 

Add the onion, garlic and Piquant Post Portuguese Allspice. Sauté until the onions are translucent.

Add the crushed tomato and bring to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool to room temp.

Stir in the chopped cilantro and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Alternatives & Substitutions

  • Try adding fresh tomatoes when they’re in season for bright summer flavors!

  • For more recipes with our Portuguese Allspice, try our Madeiran Marinated Pork or our Bifana Pork Sandwich .

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Portuguese Eggplant Salad

Serves

4-6

Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

15 mins

Total Time

20 mins

Piquant Post spice you’ll need: Portuguese Allspice

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil 

  • 2 eggplant, cut into 1/2” pieces

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tsp Piquant Post Portuguese Allspice

  • Salt and pepper to taste 

  • 1 15oz can crushed tomato

  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a deep skillet and add the eggplant. Pan fry until the eggplant is tender. 

  2. Add the onion, garlic and Piquant Post Portuguese Allspice. Sauté until the onions are translucent.

  3. Add the crushed tomato and bring to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool to room temp.

  4. Stir in the chopped cilantro and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Notes

  • This dish is great as a side dish, served with toasted bread, potatoes or rice. It’s also great served hot tossed with pasta or stuffed into a corn tortilla.

  • For more delicious eggplant recipes, try this eggplant caponata or this spicy eggplant salad with sesame oil! 

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