Russian Eggplant “Caviar” Spread

October 3, 2012

in Appetizers & Misc., Recipes, Russian & Azerbaijani


Along with borscht and Olivier salad, few things can delight a nostalgic Russian émigré heart more than this delightful summer spread, forever associated with summers in the motherland. Thanks to our bumper crop of eggplants, I was able to make some entirely with our own garden produce. It can be served as an appetizer on crostini and makes a wonderful light lunch or snack when spread on freshly-baked, crusty bread – just like I remember. You can find my complete eggplant caviar recipe over at the Edible Madison website, and the full list of my Edible Madison contributions here. Russian sauerkraut is up next!



1 Jillian October 5, 2012 at 11:18 am

Just made it this morning! Very tasty. It goes really well with your no-knead bread!

2 Sofya October 5, 2012 at 4:57 pm


3 John "Rivet" Gardener January 25, 2013 at 10:10 am

Hi Sofya, I just ran across your wonderful blog, and am simply amazed at the wonderfully crazy wide world we live in that produces stories like yours. Beautiful. Loved your Ikra too, my mom taught me how to make it and we love it. My mom’s parents came from Lvov in the Ukraine and she was born in Poland. I’d like to invite you to visit my YouTube Channel, and perhaps watch and comment on my Ikra (see it here: )
Today I am finishing my “vat” of annual Borscht, and will post my video later today. Yes, I started it yesterday :) Also invite you to watch and comment upon it if you would be so kind. I loved your Borscht posting and your photography is beautiful. Thank you, and my best to you and your family. -John “Rivet”

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