Oil-Free Authentic Russian Eggplant Ikra

Oil-Free Authentic Russian Eggplant Ikra

  • Servings: 4-5
  • Difficulty: easy
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Authentic, healthy, oil-free Eastern European eggplant dish


  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 1 large eggplant, diced
  • 1 cup tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1 tsp dried cilantro
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • parsley to garnish


  1. Sweat the onion and garlic (heat in a pan with water instead of oil until the onion is translucent) 2. Add your eggplant and bell pepper. Sauté for 7 minutes on medium heat. 3. Add tomato paste, cumin, thyme, parsley, dill, cilantro, and sauté for another 7-10 minutes. 4. Add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with parsley.
Can be served hot or cold. Will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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