Fire Roasted Eggplant Salad with Yogurt and Mint

I cook middle eastern food quite frequentlyRoasted Eggplant Greek Salad with yogurt and Mint because of its high protein content. I love fresh baked pita too but try to keep it at minimum for carbs. I make many varieties of Hummus, Baba Ganoush and Tabbouleh and wanted to make something else this time.

This eggplant salad is smoky, soothing and refreshing all at once :). I was little skeptical to add yogurt to mashed eggplant at first, but it turned out totally yum.


Ingredients

  • Eggplant
  • 1 Cup yogurt
  • Mint leaves bunch (finely chopped)
  • 3 Garlic Cloves (minced)
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Sumac to garnish  (optional)
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)

Procedure

  • Preheat oven to 400 degree Fahrenheit and roast whole eggplant until charred
  • Carefully remove the burnt / charred eggplant skin and keep the flesh in a colander to let cool

Roasted Eggplant Greek Salad with yogurt and Mint Roasted Eggplant Greek Salad with yogurt and Mint

  • Eggplant will leave a lot of water and eventually cool down, press with your hands or spatula to remove any remaining water
  • Mash the eggplant using your hands or spatula. DO NOT GRIND! The texture is best when its just roughly mashed.

Roasted Eggplant Greek Salad with yogurt and Mint

  • Add Yogurt, mint leaves, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and salt. (eggplant should not be hot to touch by this time)

Roasted Eggplant Greek Salad with yogurt and Mint Roasted Eggplant Greek Salad with yogurt and Mint

  • Sprinkle with sumac and/or red pepper flakes

Tadaa!!! Your awesome fire roasted eggplant salad is ready to serve. You can serve it with pita bread or chips

Roasted Eggplant Greek Salad with yogurt and Mint

Now next time you buy a eggplant, don’t forget to give this recipe a try. Would love to hear your experiences 🙂

Happy Cooking!

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5 comments

  1. How delicious!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can’t wait to see you next week!

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  2. Oh yum! I love eggplant and am always looking for new ways to prepare it.

    Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesdays link up. Hope to see you back next week.

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  3. This looks like a tasty eggplant recipe! Now I’m wishing I had planted some eggplant in my garden this year. Will have to pin it for later. Thank you for sharing it on #HomeMattersParty.

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  4. Next time I see a sale on eggplant, well you know.

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