Eggplant Salad with Fresh Cilantro

May 31st, 2016
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food

Eggplant, known as Aubergine, is a humble vegetable that comes in may shapes and colors with lots of health benefits. Eggplants are delicious stuffed, grilled, stewed or baked. The choice is yours.

  • Rich in iron, calcium and other minerals, essential nutrients for the body
  • The skin contains essential Phyto nutrients for good blood circulation
  • Low in calories and a great source of fiber for healthy and easy digestion
  • High in bioflavonoids, which are known to control high blood pressure and relieve stress

Ingredients

1 large eggplant, 1 clove of garlic crushed, 1tbsp capsicum paste, 1tsp olive oil, and fresh chopped cilantro, salt & pepper.

Directions

  1. Wash the eggplant and cut in small pieces, leaving the skin on.
  2. Put the pieces in a steamer for a couple minutes to soften.
  3. Over medium heat, pan-roast the steamed eggplant with olive oil, capsicum paste, garlic, salt & pepper.
  4. Stir occasionally for 10’ to 15’, then add chopped fresh cilantro, mix together then serve.

How to make handy capsicum paste

  • Wash and dice 2 or more capsicums and put them in a blender to become smooth.
  • Place the mixture in a pan over medium heat until all the water is evaporated.
  • Let it cool off at room temperature and divide the mixture into an ice cube tray and freeze.
  • Then take the frozen capsicum cubes out of the tray and place them in a Ziploc bag or container to store in the freezer. When needed take 1 cube (referred to 1tbsp) at a time.

Enjoy!

Note: The eggplant salad can be served warm or chilled over bread, rice or baked potato.


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Mouna

Bio

Mouna is a 200-hours Yoga Alliance registered teacher who also completed 200-hours Advanced Hatha Yoga Teacher Training with Master Yogananth. Mouna is an active member of Andiappan Yoga Community, teaching yoga to domestic helpers. Native of Morocco, Mouna has been immerged from a very young age in her rich traditional cuisine influenced by Berber, Moorish and Arab neighbors. Her mother, a fine cook continues the family traditions of distilling orange blossom, making olive oil, and preserved lemons. Mouna is passionate about simple, healthy and fusion homemade food recipes.

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