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Friday, July 15, 2005

Roasted Eggplant Salad

(Patlican Salatasi)

Roasted Eggplant Salad - click to enlarge
1 large eggplant
1 garlic clove, mashed with salt
1 medium tomato, seeds discarded and diced
1 small cubanelle pepper, seeds discarded and chopped
2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1-2 tbsp yogurt (optional)
1 tbsp lemon juice or 1 tbsp vinegar
2 tbsp feta cheese, crumbled
Salt
Pepper

Roasted Eggplant:
Before putting in the oven, make holes on the eggplant with a fork so that it will soften and cook better. Then place eggplant an oven tray and roast for about 25 minutes on broil. Alternatively, you can barbecue it until softened. Then peel it, remove any hard seeds. After draining, cut into small pieces with a knife.

Toss all the salad ingredients. Place on a serving platter. Drizzle a little bit extra virgin olive oil all over, serve with the toasted bread or pide slices.

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9 Comments:

At 11:46 AM, Anonymous fethiye said...

this truly looks delicious!

 
At 10:03 PM, Anonymous Eva said...

Is there any way to tell from the outside which types of eggplants will be full of seeds? I seem to always get the extra-seeded ones. Thanks.

 
At 11:37 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Eva,
Actually it is hard to tell.However you might try to get one of those long and thinner ones with the light purple colour.
I prefer and use them:)

 
At 11:26 PM, Anonymous Chef Jack said...

For a different flavor profile add 1/4 tsp sweet smoked spanish paprika and 1/2 tsp toasted fresh ground cumin seeds.

 
At 11:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I haven't made the recipe but doesn't it look like it might have more than 2 tbsp yogurt and 2 tbsp feta cheese? Well, I'll try it anyway. :)

 
At 1:51 PM, Blogger kristron said...

my very first turkish recipe. omnomnom.

 
At 4:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are the tomatoes peeled?

 
At 5:30 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

It's up to you...they can be peeled or not:)

 
At 10:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To find a good eggplant also get the ones that are firm not spongey feeling when u pick it up and no bruising on it. Shiney skin also.. thats a good eggplant

 

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