Zee's Eggplant Salad

Zee's Eggplant Salad Recipe
Tina Rupp
Zee Aborashid, who grew up in Jordan, has fond memories of enjoying this salad with her family. It also makes a great appetizer for a party. Prep and cook time: about 25 minutes.

Yield:

Makes 6 to 8 servings

Recipe from

Sunset

Nutritional Information

Calories 145
Caloriesfromfat 25 %
Protein 4.1 g
Fat 4 g
Satfat 0.6 g
Carbohydrate 24 g
Fiber 2.4 g
Sodium 169 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg

Ingredients

2 eggplants (2 lb. total)
3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
2 tablespoons chopped green onion
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons minced seeded fresh jalapeño chile
1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
Salt and pepper
1 cup diced firm-ripe tomatoes
1/4 cup minced parsley
4 pita breads (6 in. wide), cut into triangles

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 500°. Pierce each eggplant in one place with a knife. Set in a rimmed pan and bake until very soft when pressed, 20 to 25 minutes. Slit eggplants open and let cool.

2. Scoop out flesh, finely chop, and put in a bowl; discard peels. Stir mint, green onion, lemon juice, olive oil, chile, and garlic into eggplant. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Spread mixture on a platter.

3. Scatter tomatoes and parsley over eggplant. Serve with pita bread.

Zee Aborashid, Alameda, CA,

Sunset

August 2005
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