Healthy Appetizer: Eggplant Salsa

By: Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND

This is a great appetizer to serve with vegetables, crackers, whole grain pita bread or as a side dish to any meal.

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  • 2 medium eggplants
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • ¼ cup (4 oz/125 ml) of cold-pressed olive oil
  • 1-2 Tbsp. lemon juice


  1. BBQ or flamegrill the eggplant whole, wait till the eggplant skin wrinkles and feels very soft. Alternatively bake the eggplant in the oven, about one hour at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Combine your remaining ingredients while the eggplant is cooking.
  3. When the eggplant is cooked, roughly chop and combine well with the other ingredients.
  4. Serve with vegetable sticks, salad, whole grain pita chips, crackers or as a side dish.


  • Eggplant – zucchini, peppers (capsicum)
  • Tomato – red pepper (capsicum)
  • Red Onion – brown onion, spring onion, eschalots (shallots)
  • Olive oil – Avocado, macadamia, pumpkin seed oil

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 60 minutes

Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Servings: 4-6

  • Nutrition per serving:
  • Calories130
  • Fat9g
  • Saturated Fat1.5g
  • Cholesterol0mg
  • Sodium5mg
  • Carbohydrates12g
  • Fiber7g
  • Sugars5g
  • Protein 2g

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND

Claire Georgiou is an Australian Naturopath, Nutritionist and Herbalist who has completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Compl. Medicine) and an Advanced Diploma of Nutrition, Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine. She has more than 14 years of clinical experience specializing in liver disease, autoimmune disease, thyroid conditions, diabetes, insulin resistance, digestive disorders, chronic infections, children’s health, fertility and pregnancy care. Claire consults in private practice in Sydney and also offers consults out of area and is an accredited member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. Claire has worked closely for many years with Dr. Sandra Cabot, who is known as the “Liver Cleansing Doctor” and has written more than 25 health related books. Claire writes health related articles, creates healthy recipes and is one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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