Τhe following eggplant salad is known in Greece as the Holy Mount Salad. Mount Athos is a self-governed terittory in Greece (near Chalkidiki). It is one of the top religious destinations for Orthodox Christians all over the world. Today on Mount Athos there are 20 monasteries, the majority of which are Greek. Mount Athos or Holy Mountain as it is called, is a World Heritage Site. One interesting fact abou Mount Athos is that women are not allowed to entry since they are considered to be a temptation or a distraction for the monks.


2 eggplants
1 sweet red pepper
1/2 clove garlic or 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
Fresh parsley
1 handful of walnuts
3 tbsps. olive oil
2 tbsps. Apple Cider Vinegar or white vinegar


Ideally put the whole eggplants and the pepper on the grill; alternatively roast them in the oven. When they are done, let them cool. Then peel them and seed them. Puree the eggplant using a fork and chop the pepper. Wash and chop the fresh parsley. Peel the garlic clove and mince it. Chop the walnuts using a knife. Place all the ingredients in a deep dish.  Pour the olive oil and the vinegar. Season and mix well. Enjoy!

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