This recipe is from Vasily’s stepmom, Tamara, and comes all the way from Siberia. It is a wonderful combination of eggplant, onion, tomato and carrot. It is perfect for cooler fall temperatures, and nights when you need something simple and quick to make.

Eggplant, Carrot, Tomato Hash

Serves 5 (or more)

1 Large eggplant, diced
3 Carrots, cut into sticks and sliced
1/2 Large onion, diced
Tomatoes, 2 medium diced or 1 pint of cherry
3 Tb Olive oil
3 cloves Garlic
1/2 Tsp. Salt
1/2 Tsp. Pepper
2 Tb. Tomato sauce, if you have it!

1. Dice eggplant  and place in strainer. To remove bitterness, pour boiling water over it.
2. Heat garlic olive oil in a large saute pan over medium high heat. Add eggplant, onion, carrots and tomatoes, salt and pepper. Saute for 5 minutes and then cover and cook over medium heat until all of the vegetables are tender. Stir in tomato sauce.  Serve with pasta, rice or as a side dish.