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Eggplant-Tomato Relish

This relish makes a wonderful topping for crostini, or serve it as condiment for roasted chicken. Try it tossed into pasta, like our recipe for Pasta with Eggplant-Tomato Relish.

  • Yield: Makes 2 cups
Eggplant-Tomato Relish

Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2011


  • 1 can (28 ounces) whole peeled tomatoes, torn into small pieces
  • 2 unpeeled garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 globe eggplant (1 pound)
  • 1/2 small red onion, diced small
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. On a rimmed baking sheet, stir together tomatoes, garlic cloves, cumin, and olive oil. Place eggplant on top of tomato mixture and roast until eggplant is very tender when pierced with a knife and tomato juices are thick, 30 to 40 minutes. Let cool. Transfer eggplant to a cutting board and halve lengthwise. Scrape out flesh with a spoon (discarding as many seeds as possible); roughly chop flesh. Place in a large bowl. Peel and chop garlic and add to bowl. Stir in tomato mixture and red onion. Season with salt and pepper.

Cook's Note

To store, refrigerate in an airtight container, up to 1 week.

Reviews (1)

  • kneadtocook 10 Oct, 2011

    Not bad but for me was lacking something in order to be called a "relish". Canned tomatoes are not as sweet as fresh and my relish was neither tangy nor particularly tasty. I added 1 tbsp of sugar and a few shakes of white vinegar and the result was much better.

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