Grilled Eggplant Salad with Walnuts

Grilled Eggplant Salad with Walnuts Recipe
Photo: Martin Morrell
Terrific as a salad or a spread for flatbread, adzhapsandali is like a Georgian version of ratatouille. Grilling the eggplant gives the dish a luscious, smoky flavor.


Total time: 35 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 35 Minutes


2 eggplants, sliced lengthwise 1/2 inch thick
1 large jalapeño
Vegetable oil, for brushing
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced
5 medium tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch dice
1 small red onion, thinly sliced into rings
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
Grilled flatbread, for serving


Light a grill. Brush the eggplant slices and the jalapeño all over with oil and season with salt. Grill the eggplant over moderate heat until nicely charred and tender, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer the eggplant to a work surface and let cool. Grill the jalapeño, turning, until charred and almost tender, about 4 minutes. Peel and seed the jalapeño, then finely chop it. Cut the eggplant into 1/2-inch dice.

In a large bowl, combine the cilantro, vinegar and garlic. Add the eggplant, jalapeño, tomatoes and onion, season with salt and toss. Garnish with the walnuts and serve with grilled flatbread.

Dmitry Leonov,

Food & Wine

June 2011
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