Eggplant Salad

La Cocina de Babel
Eggplant Salad
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Description

Drawing inspiration from Moroccan cuisine, this eggplant salad features fresh mint and plenty of cumin and cayenne pepper to keep this salad exciting. Fresh eggplant is lightly fried and added to a mixture of tomato puree and spices with the end being a delicious gluten free and vegetarian salad. Low in calories this eggplant salad is ready to serve in 40 minutes. Serve with flatbread and couscous for a Moroccan inspired lunch or dinner.

Ingredients

3 eggplant (medium)
4 plum tomatoes
2 cloves garlic (chopped)
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon tomato purée
2 teaspoons mint (chopped)
1/2 lemon
salt
olive oil

Directions

1Using a potato peeler, cut a few strips off the eggplant, lengthwise, and slice into rings, 1 cm thick. Set aside.
2Peel the tomatoes by making a small incision in the shape of a cross and placing them in boiling water for a few seconds. This will cause the peel to come off easily.
3Cut into quarters and set aside.
4Heat a little oil in a deep frying pan. Add the eggplant, reduce the heat, and cook for 2–3 minutes.
5Add the tomatoes, cumin, paprika, and cayenne pepper, and stir.
6Dissolve the tomato puree and sugar in 250 milliliters of water.
7Add the eggplant mixture and cook on a low heat until the sauce thickens.
8Add the mint and a few drops of lemon juice.
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NutritionView more

170Calories
Sodium9%DV220mg
Fat8%DV5g
Protein10%DV5g
Carbs10%DV31g
Fiber56%DV14g

PER SERVING *

Calories170Calories from Fat45
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat5g8%
Saturated Fat0.5g3%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol
Sodium220mg9%
Potassium1160mg33%
Protein5g10%
Calories from Fat45
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate31g10%
Dietary Fiber14g56%
Sugars11g22%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.