Roast Aubergine Antipasto

    9 hours

    An Italian appetiser that's bursting with flavour. Aubergines are roasted with green pepper, mushrooms, olives and seasonings. Enjoy with crackers, crostini or crusty bread.

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    Serves: 48 

    • 1 large aubergine, peeled and cubed
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 50g chopped green pepper
    • 75g sliced mushrooms
    • 75ml olive oil
    • 4 tablespoons water
    • 70g sliced stuffed green olives
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 175g tomato puree
    • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons caster sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Extra time:8hr chilling  ›  Ready in:9hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. In a medium baking dish, mix the aubergine, onion, garlic, green pepper, mushrooms and olive oil.
    3. Cook covered 10 minutes in the preheated oven.
    4. Remove the aubergine mixture from the oven and stir in the water, sliced stuffed green olives, salt, tomato puree, red wine vinegar, sugar, basil, oregano and pepper.
    5. Continue baking 30 minutes or until the aubergine is tender.
    6. Chill the mixture in the refrigerator 8 hour or overnight before serving.

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    It took a bit longer to cook but I think it was the dish I used. Got a slight bitter taste when first made but after a few hours when the flavours have mingled it's lovely. I served it on bruschetta.  -  21 Feb 2016


    This is great! I made it for a Hen Do along with some other nibble type food. It was so nice that my friend has requested it for her hen do!! Thanks.  -  05 Jan 2013


    I made this for a party I attended yesterday. I used balsamic vinegar too, didn't peel the eggplants, but DID salt and drain them in a colander an hour before using them. The recipe came out PERFECT, not marinara-ish AT ALL! I served it with toasted pita chips and it was more popular than the regular salsa/chips on the table. EVERYONE raved about it! I will definitely make this again, not only for home enjoyment but for my company's potluck lunches. Easy, elegant, and very yummy. Splurge for pita chips or toast some French or Italian bread and skip the saltines or Ritz crackers.  -  20 Aug 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)