Cooking Hussy


Cold Eggplant Salad August 14, 2008

Filed under: Salad/Side,Vegetarian — cookinghussy @ 7:41 am

I’ve been keeping my eyes open for any eggplant recipes in preparation for the numerous eggplants I expect through my CSA. We got our first one last week and I threw together this simple Mark Bittman recipe, which tasted great with fresh sweet corn.

  • 1 large eggplant – diced
  • Salt
  • 1 T. sesame seeds
  • 2 T. soy sauce
  • 2 T. lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar

Cut eggplant into 1/2 inch cubes. Throw into a colander and salt generously. Let sit for one hour and drain. This will get rid of excess liquid. Rinse off the eggplant after an hour. Next, boil a large pot of water and blanch the eggplant for 2 minutes, just to soften. drain and rinse.

Toast the sesame seeds in a dry skillet. Don’t let them burn! When eggplant is done and rinsed, dry with paper towel and mix with the other ingredients in a large bowl. Serve at room temperature or chill in the fridge.

Notes: This is a fast and simple side dish that I’ll make again. Would be a good addition to a picnic!

Servings: 4 large sides


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