Greek Aubergine and Pepper Bake (Melitzanes ke piperies)  

Paleo friendly Greek aubergine and pepper casserole, oven baked in a tomato sauce: gluten free, dairy free, grain free, sugar free

This is a hearty, rustic dish that I learned to cook whilst in Greece, taught to me by my sister in law. It’s perfect on it’s own as the main, or great as a side dish to accompany any protein main – my favourite is with some meaty white fish. 


Recipe for paleo friendly Greek Aubergine and Pepper Bake

Yield: Serves 4 (as a main dish)

Prep time (incl salting aubergines) : 45 mins

Cooking time: 30-40 minutes 

What you need

2 large aubergines, thickly sliced in rounds

2 green peppers, seeded and cut into big pieces 

2 tspns chopped garlic

1 onion, sliced

2 large tomatoes, chopped 

1/2 cup tomato purée

1 tblspn apple cider vinegar

Pinch of oregano

Salt and pepper to taste 

Olive oil for cooking

Optional: sprinkle of nutritional yeast, or feta cheese if you allow dairy

What you need to do

1. Salt the aubergines: First, slice and place into a colander. Add a generous amount of salt over them. Leave for half an hour. Then rinse, and pat dry. Preheat the oven to 180°C. 

2. Heat oil in a pot. Add prepared aubergine slices. 

2. Once lightly browned on both sides, add peppers. 

3. Allow to brown (turning once to brown both sides). Mix carefully so as to not break and mash the aubergines.   Remove from pot and place into ovenproof dish for baking.  

4. Place the pot back on the heat. Add sliced onion and garlic, and allow to soften. 

5. Add the tomatoes and tomato purée, with about 1/4 cup of water. Season. Allow to cook for about 10 minutes.

6. Pour the sauce over the aubergines and peppers in the oven dish. Sprinkle with nutritional yeast/feta cheese if using. 

7. Pop it into the oven for about 20 minutes or until the top is browned, and the sauce reduced. 

Aubergine and peeper bake – straight out the oven

That’s it! Done!  

Aubergine and pepper bake with tomatoes and nutritional yeast: paleo

Great for ‘meat-free Mondays’ too 😉 



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