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Summer Salads Part 2 – Roasted Eggplant Salad Recipe

| August 8, 2014 | 15 Comments

I am really loving all the summer produce at the local markets and even at my grocery store.  I was in Costco the other day, and saw these adorable eggplants and I just had to pick them up.

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Eggplants from Costco

I knew right away that I was going to make my favourite roasted eggplant salad with them. This is a family recipe and has always been one of my favourite salads. My Dad always makes it for me during our big holiday feasts. It felt kind of decadent to make it on a Sunday afternoon, for no reason other than I found cute eggplants :).

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Roasted eggplants fresh out of the oven

Roasted Eggplant Salad

Roasted Eggplant Salad

Ingredients

  • 4 small eggplants
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1.5 tsp cumin
  • sea salt
  • fresh ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Slice the green tops off the eggplants and cut in half lengthwise.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Put cut-side down on a sprayed cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
  4. Cool to room temperature.
  5. Scoop out insides of the eggplant into a medium size bowl.
  6. Mash the eggplant.
  7. Squeeze the lemon and add all the juice into the bowl with the eggplant.
  8. Add the olive oil, crushed garlic, cumin and salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Mix well.
  10. Serve immediately, or refrigerate and then serve.
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I am an active mother of two fabulous kids that make me smile every day. I love to cook old favourites and try out new recipes and never let my kids’ nut and egg allergy get in the way! I am forever dragging my husband all over town to try out the latest and greatest new spots to eat but for the most part I think he’s a willing participant. I would call myself a Foodie but then you would think I was pretentious, so I won't go there. I am an avid reader, pretty much anything I can get my hands on, anytime I can squeeze it in. (Yes that was me you saw reading while I was running on the treadmill at the gym). I love to write and share all my great finds whenever I can! Let’s eat! Author's website.

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  1. KD says:

    What cute eggplants! I love roasted eggplant. 🙂

  2. Judy Cowan says:

    I have never tried eggplant, I look at it but always walk on by it. Maybe I should give it a try. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Laurie P says:

    Eggplants are so tasty when prepared right. Can’t go wrong roasting them. Your salad looks so tasty! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  4. jaimeem says:

    Ive never tried roasted eggplant before. Sounds great.

  5. Victoria Ess says:

    I love roasted eggplant! I’m so tickled by the thought of you purchasing the eggplants because they were too cute not to eat!

  6. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    I can’t say it looks appealing but sounds delicious.

  7. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I’m another one who’s never tried eggplant. For some reason it doesn’t appeal to me 🙁

  8. kathy downey says:

    I have never tried eggplant,but you are tempting me with this recipe,think I will give it a try,thanks

  9. This sounds delicious! I can’t wait to give it a go! Thanks for sharing:)

  10. Anne Taylor says:

    I’ve never tried eggplant in my 51 years! With that being said though, I’m open to giving it a try!

  11. kathy downey says:

    You sold me on the eggplant We tried this and loved it,thanks

  12. Suzie M says:

    I have never tried it like this looks good

  13. kathy downey says:

    Seems the grandson is a lover of eggplant,so glad I found your recipe

  14. kathy downey says:

    We have this at least one a month now,nice for a change

  15. kathy downey says:

    Eggplant is the best when cooked like this

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