Easy Russian Eggplant Salad

I love eggplant, it has a beautiful color and tastes great when prepared the right way. This eggplant and tomato salad has simple ingredients, but tastes so good. You can have this right out of the fridge with a piece of toast (if not on whole30). If you aren’t a big fan of eggplant recipes, this one should change your mind. As a bonus, it's paleo and Whole30 compliant.
Easy Russian Eggplant Salad


  • 1 eggplant (large)
  • 2 tomatoes (large, I used beefsteak tomatoes)
  • 1/2 onion (thinly sliced into half moons)
  • 1/2 cup parsley (chopped)
  • 1/3 cup avocado oil mayonnaise (I use avocado mayo)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons oil (avocado oil or light olive oil)
  • salt
  • pepper
Prep time:
17 minutes
Cook time:
8 minutes
Total time:
25 minutes
Yield: 4 servings | Prep time: 17 minutes | Cook time: 8 minutes | Total time: 25 minutes


1. Prepare the ingredients: cut eggplant and tomatoes into rounds, then cut rounds into quarters.

2. Thinly slice onion into half moons, chop parsley.

3. Sprinkle eggplant pieces with salt and let them sit for 10-15 minutes, then pat dry.
4. In a bowl, beat eggs with a fork. Lightly season with salt and pepper. Add eggplant to the eggs.

5. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the coated eggplant pieces for about 4 minutes on each side (I had 2 batches). Drain on paper towels.

6. In a large bowl, toss fried eggplant, tomatoes, onions and parsley.

7. Stir in mayo; season with pepper and more salt if needed. Refrigerate.

Products I recommend for this recipe


Fresh Parsley

Fresh Parsley
Avocado Mayo

Avocado Mayo
Avocado Oil

Avocado Oil


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Guest June 18, 2018 2:14 AM
looks delicious - perfect for eggplant lovers of which I'm not but I'd try the same thing with zucchini instead

Nicole Hood

Guest June 16, 2018 6:27 PM
Wow oh wow! I love eggplant but have never tried a cold eggplant salad before. Looks amazing!

Jacqueline Debono

Guest June 15, 2018 10:33 AM
Love the idea of dipping the eggplant in egg before frying. I have to try that!


Guest June 15, 2018 8:02 AM
Yummy! I've had salads like this but never used eggplant. This one is light and so much better than potato salad. This would be perfect for summer bbqs. Can't wait to try it out!


Guest June 15, 2018 4:15 AM
Eggplant is one of those vegetables that I don't buy enough! I have been inspired with go out and get some. Thank you for the delicious recipe!

Guest June 14, 2018 10:38 PM
Oh, wow! This looks so amazing! I am always wondering what to do with eggplant - definitely gotta try this recipe!

Guest June 14, 2018 10:17 PM
Oh this looks amazing. I've only had eggplant breaded but now I want to try this.

Catherine Brown

Guest June 14, 2018 3:08 PM
I've never seen an eggplant salad like this before. This looks DELICIOUS. Most ofter, I see eggplant that is overbreaded before being fried, which can often be heavy and greasy, overpowering the wonderful flavor of he eggplant. I'm definitely going to try this when eggplants are ripe!

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