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4.25 from 4 votes

Chopped Eggplant, Almond & Herb Salad

Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Gluten/Grain Free, Paleo, Vegan
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cubed eggplant
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup toasted almonds halved
  • 1/2 red onion finely sliced
  • 2/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2/3 cup chopped fresh mint
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Heat the 2 tbsp olive oil in a skillet, sprinkle the cubed eggplant with salt and cook over medium heat for approximately 8 minutes
  • While the eggplant is cooking, in a bowl whisk together the cumin, sweetener, vinegar, lemon juice, crushed garlic and olive oil.
  • Once the eggplant has begun to soften, pour the liquid overtop and cook for another minute before removing from the heat. Make sure that you do not overcook the eggplant, it should be tender but not mushy and still hold its shape.
  • Transfer the eggplant along with all of the remaining liquid in the pan to a serving bowl or platter. Add in the almonds, red onion, parsley and mint and stir until well mixed, season with salt and pepper before serving.