Make this Mediterranean veggie salad and serve at room temp. We have a few different varieties of eggplant, onion and bell peppers available for you fresh from the farm. If they're not included in the default box for you weekly CSA share, don't forget you can add (or swap!) items in your order through our online store.
4 small eggplants (about 2 pounds), sliced into 3/4-inch rounds
2 medium onions, sliced into 3/4-inch rounds
2 ripe bell peppers (or another type of large sweet pepper), halved and seeded
Extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
Salt and pepper
1 tablespoon capers, rinsed and roughly chopped
Pinch of dried oregano
Pinch of crushed red pepper
Prepare a bed of hot coals in a charcoal grill, or heat a stovetop grill to medium-high. Arrange eggplants, onions and peppers on a baking sheet. Paint vegetables lightly on both sides with olive oil.
Working in batches, grill all vegetables on both sides until softened and lightly charred, about 5 to 6 minutes per side. When all vegetables are cooked, chop them into rough chunks and place in a mixing bowl. Drizzle with 3 tablespoons olive oil and the vinegar. Season well with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Add capers and toss again.
Transfer mixture to a serving dish and sprinkle with oregano and crushed red pepper. Serve at room temperature.
*The recipe calls for grilling but it'll taste just as delicious if you use a stovetop.
Recipe from NYT Cooking.