Eggplant Salad (Salata de vinete)

Eggplant Salad (Salata de vinete)

Eggplant Salad is a traditional Romanian eggplant dip or spread, known as salata de vinete, served with bread and with a side of tomatoes. Super delicious!

I’m really happy to share this recipe with you today because it’s one I grew up with, it’s my mom’s recipe and we’ve been making this for as long as I can remember.

I mentioned before, I’m not crazy about eggplants, but this dish is one of my favorites, honestly. I would say it’s more of a spread or a dip than truly a salad, but you serve this salad on some nice crusty bread with some sliced tomatoes on the side, oh man, it doesn’t get better than this. It is the simplest recipe in the world, only 4 ingredients and it’s just to die for. I grew up eating this salad, and it’s probably one of the first things I ever learned how to make.


  • 3 or 4 large eggplants
  • ¼ cup of sunflower oil (do not use olive oil, doesn't taste good in this salad)
  • ½ onion chopped
  • salt to taste
Read the whole recipe on Jo Cooks