Gretchen’s Spicy Red Pepper and Eggplant Confit

Recipe: Spicy Red-Pepper And Eggplant Confit

Summary: Recipe submitted by Gretchen Schieber from the Washington D.C. group.


  • 2 lb red bell peppers, tender-roasted
  • 1 (1 1/2-lb) eggplant, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 large garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1 (28-oz) can whole tomatoes in juice, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried hot red-pepper flakes


  1. Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 400°F (204 C)
  2. Cut peppers into 1-inch pieces. Toss together all ingredients in a large roasting pan, then spread evenly.
  3. Roast, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are very tender, about 1 hour. Cool before serving.

Quick notes

This Mediterranean dish can be served with bread or crackers as a meze (appetizer), and it’s also great as a sandwich filling. Confit can be made 1 week ahead and chilled, covered. Bring to room temperature and stir before serving.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 1 hour(s)

Diet type: Vegan

Diet tags: Reduced carbohydrate, Gluten free

Culinary tradition:  Mediterranean