Simply eating

Veg: Tomatoes stuffed with aubergine salad

This recipe is very close to my heart. My mother and both my grandmothers used to make this a lot over the summer. It is also done for the New Year’s eve celebrations in many Romanian families. It is not a quick recipe, but it is a simple one.




  • 10-12 medium size tomatoes
  • 3 aubergines
  • 2 shallots
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • olive oil
  • optional: 1 egg yolk or tahini
  • salt & pepper

Cooking time:  2 hours

Preparation:Wash the aubergines and grill them quickly on the flame, about 3 mins on each side. After that put them in the oven on bake function for 35-45 minutes depending how big they are. Let them cool down for 5 minutes then open them and scoop the middle out. Put some salt over them let them drain (I use a colander) for 30 mins. You can chop them finely afterwards.


Just mix the chopped aubergines with the chopped onion, garlic, olive oil, the egg yolk and tahini. If you want instead of oil and yolk you can use mayonnaise. The tomatoes you need to cut a bit the bottom so that they can stand in a stable position on the plate and then just cut the top off, scoop out the middle and fill in with the salad.


Enjoy the taste of Romanian summer!


4 Comments so far
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I tried to do this once bt my tomatoes collapsed 😦

Comment by veganneeds

It is important to get not too small, not to big tomatoes: something like 5-8 cm ones. They don’t have to be too ripe and when you scoop out the content just use a tea spoon so that you can be gentle with it. When you cut the bottom part just use a good knife and just slice, like 1-2 mm from the tomato, enough so that it can stand. Please let me know if you have other questions

Comment by simplyeating

thank you 🙂 I am going to try an let you know 😀

Comment by veganneeds

btw I just noticed… sorry I accidentally pasted stuff in my comment 😦 just started following you, I have a vegan recipe/lifestyle & Cruelty-free beauty Blog as well,
so glad I found your blog & Happy to connect with you 🙂

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