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Eggplant Caponata Sandwiches with Basil and Mozzarella

Eggplant Caponata Sandwiches with Basil and Mozzarella 1/3 cup olive oil 1 medium eggplant, peeled and cut into small cubes, about 4 cups total 1/2 green bell pepper, diced 1 small onion, diced 4 ounces’ white mushrooms, chopped …

Mediterranean Marinated Green Beans with Olives, Tomatoes and Feta

Mediterranean Marinated Green Beans with Olives, Tomatoes and Feta 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed 1/4 cup olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup kalamata olives, pitted and sliced 2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped 2 tablespoons…

Basic, Italian and Greek Grilled Eggplant Ideas

Basic Grilled Eggplant 1 large globe eggplant (about 1 lb.), trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch-thick rounds 3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil; more as needed Kosher salt Prepare a medium-high charcoal or gas grill fire. Brush both sides…

Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers 2 cups cooked brown rice 3 small tomatoes, chopped 1 cup corn 1 small sweet onion, chopped 3/4 cup cubed Monterey Jack cheese 1/3 cup chopped ripe olives 1/3 cup canned black beans, rinsed and…

Roasted Eggplant Caponata

Roasted Eggplant Caponata 1 large eggplant (1 1/2 pounds) Good olive oil 4 ounces jarred roasted red peppers, chopped 1/2 cup large green olives, pitted and chopped 1 cup chopped yellow onion 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper…

Shredded Kale Salad with Tomatoes, Olives and Feta

Shredded Kale Salad with Tomatoes, Olives and Feta 8-10 large Kale Leaves 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1/4 tsp. sea salt and fresh ground pepper 3 Tbsp. fresh dill and/or mint 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon mustard …

Sautéed Portabella Mushrooms

Sautéed Portobello Mushrooms 2 large portobello mushrooms, sliced 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, julienned 1 small onion, halved and sliced 2 teaspoons olive oil 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4…

Grilled Pizza with Fennel and Parmesan

Grilled Pizza with Fennel and Parmesan 1 medium fennel bulb, trimmed, cut in half or quartered, cored and sliced thin across the grain Extra virgin olive oil (about 2 tablespoons) Salt and freshly ground pepper 3 10-inch pizza crusts…

Sicilian Aubergine Stew (Eggplant Caponata)

Sicilian Aubergine Stew (Eggplant Caponata) INGREDIENTS olive oil 2 large aubergines, cut into large chunks 1 heaped teaspoon dried oregano sea salt freshly ground black pepper 1 small red onion, peeled and finely chopped 2…

Fresh Grilled Corn, Poblano and Tomato Salsa and Roasted Poblano Salsa

Fresh Grilled Corn, Poblano and Tomato Salsa INGREDIENTS 1 ear corn 1 poblano pepper 1 quart canned crushed tomatoes 2 cups grape tomatoes, diced 1 red onion, minced 2 tablespoons lime juice 2 tablespoons cilantro, minced 1…

Chilled Leeks with Green Olives, Capers and Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette

Chilled Leeks with Green Olives, Capers and Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette From Sid Goldstein, the Wine Lover’s Cookbook, this dish makes a wonderful starter to your meal. The combination of ingredients will surprise you and probably leave…