Nonna Dora’s Aubergine Salad


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Appears in
Grand Dishes: Time-perfected recipes and stories from grandmothers of the world

By Iska Lupton and Anastasia Miari

Published 2021

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  • 2 celery stalks, cut into 0.5cm (¼in) crescents
  • 3 aubergines, peeled and cut into 2cm (¾in) cubes
  • 3 red peppers, deseeded an


  1. Put a pan of water on to boil and blanch the celery for 3-4 minutes to soften. Drain and set aside.
  2. If you have a deep fryer, set it up for the aubergines and peppers. Deep fry in batches until browned and sticky-looking, then set aside. Alternatively, cook them in batches of olive oil.
  3. In a sauté pan fry the onion until starting to brown. Add the cap