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Eggplant Spread, Odessa Style

Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Condiment, Side Dish
Cuisine Eastern European
Keyword eggplant, grilled, lycooking, lyukum cooking lab, recipe, spread, tomato, vegetables
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 portions
Calories 68kcal


  • 4 each eggplants small Italian
  • 1/2 cup tomato puree grated, no skin
  • 1 clove garlic pureed
  • 2 tbsp Fresno and Bell Pepper Fermented Sauce
  • 1 tsp kosher salt adjust to taste
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper freshly grounded, adjust to taste


  • Preheat grill on high. Wash and prepare eggplants for grilling: make 5-6 scores and a hole in the center for steam to escape during the grilling.
    Eggplants for grill
  • Grill on high heat until completely soft and with charred skin.
    Grilled Whole Farmers Eggplants
  • Let them cool down to room temperature and peel.
    Grilled Whole Farmers Eggplants
  • Remove the stem and mash/chop the rest with the dull side of the knife's blade. Add tomato puree. Add pureed garlic. Combine and season to taste.
    Eggplant Caviar Odessa Style
  • Keep refrigerated in closed container for up to 4 days.


Calories: 68kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.05g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 666mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 7g