Eggplant and Tomato Salad


Eggplant and Tomato Salad

Eggplant and tomatoes are a great combination, especially when adding the rest of the fresh garden ingredients. This salad is also great to use as a dip or spread. Grill a large slice of Ciabatta bread that has been seasoned with garlic oil. Spread the goodness on.

eggplant salad

Ingredients

2-3 medium to large eggplant – grilled then skins and seeds removed, then mashed slightly

2 cups cherry and Sungold tomatoes cut in half

¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon capers

Feta cheese if desired

Dressing:

½ cup parsley with stems torn off

¼  cup basil, with stems torn off

2 large garlic cloves

¼ olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

½ lemon, juiced

1 teaspoon capers

Place eggplant and tomatoes in bowl, salt and pepper, add parsley and stir.

Make dressing by adding all ingredients to blender, blend finely. Add to eggplant and tomato mixture and stir well. Taste for salt and pepper and season accordingly.   Sprinkle on cheese. Serve with crackers or toasted ciabatta bread.

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