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How-to Make Eggplant Salad

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Bring in the exotic flavors of Northern Africa right into your kitchen with this simple and easy to make eggplant salad. A great addition to your party menu.
Ingredients
  Olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Turmeric powder 1 Teaspoon
  Cumin 1 Teaspoon, grounded
  Red pepper flakes 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Lime juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Garlic 8 Clove (40 gm)
  Cilantro 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg plant 3 Pound, peeled and cut in 1 inch thick slices
  Plum tomatoes 3 , halved lengthwise
  Bell pepper 4 Medium, halve and seed
  Jalapeno 1 , halve and seed
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the grill to medium heat.

MAKING
2. In a blending jar add in the olive oil, turmeric, cumin, red pepper flakes, lime juice, garlic, and cilantro and pulse until blended.
3. In a large bowl add in all the vegetables and pour the dressing over it. Toss well and let it sit for 30 minutes.
4. Grill all the vegetables for 4 to 5 minutes until cooked but not mushy.
5. Let the vegetables chill and then cut into bite size pieces.

SERVING
6. Garnish Eggplant Salad with lemon juice, olive oil, and salt.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Channel: 
DiabeticLiving
Cuisine: 
North African
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
10
Have you ever tried to prepare traditional eggplant salad at home? Many versions of this salad are made throughout the Mediterranean. This one, slightly spicy, is North African. The grilled vegetables appearing in this salad have a sweet, smoky flavor that complements the lime juice. The exotic spices that flavor this salad are commonly used in the North African spice mixture. The cumin and pepper amplifies the taste of the grilled eggplant in this dish. This makes a great entree salad, side dish and may also be used as a sandwich filling.

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1 Comment

yemisi's picture
nice meal n i enjoyed it.