|Roasted Eggplant Salad|
When people see me buying eggplants at the supermarket, sometimes they ask “how do you cook them?, do you steam or stir fry?”. Most Southern Californians’ eggplant encounters are limited to Eggplant Parmesan and a few Chinese stir fry dishes with eggplant. Turks claim, however, that there are 41 different eggplant dishes in Turkish cuisine. I’m not sure if this is true, but I can think of at least a dozen great eggplant based dishes. I will start with one of my favorites, the roasted eggplant salad. I love the smokey taste of all vegetables roasted on barbecue. This recipe does not call for garlic, however, if you are a garlic lover, I suppose there’s no harm in adding a couple of cloves of garlic to it. Enjoy!