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Eggplant and Capsicum Salad


capsicum and eggplant salad

This salad is always a hit when we have family or friends over for lunch or dinner. The original recipe was handed down to me from my Mum (thanks Mum!) – I just make it my way to make it my own. I love that this salad can be made ahead of time and its even tastier the next day.

A Few Tips to Remember:

  • In general try to use organic where possible – if not possible do the best you can and wash your vegetables well
  • This salad can be served warm or cold – its usually more flavorsome the next day though!
  • Make extra and use in wraps or sandwiches during the week
  • This salad is delicious served as a side with fresh fish, chicken or lamb, but is also just as good on its own
  • Serves approximately 4-5 adults as a side dish

Ingredients:

1 red onion sliced thick

2 large eggplants sliced thin and sprinkled with

1 large red capsicum sliced thick

1 large green capsicum sliced thick

2 garlic cloves

3 roma tomatoes or 1/2 400g tin chopped tomatoes

Handful fresh basil

Himalayan pink salt and pepper

Olive oil for cooking

Method:

  1. Preheat fry-pan or cast iron grill and lightly drizzle with olive oil. Once hot turn heat down slightly and cook eggplant turning a few times. You may need to drizzle a little more olive oil over the eggplant while its cooking. Cook eggplant in batches until all cooked and set aside.
  2. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a fry-pan at a medium heat and cook red onion and garlic until soft and fragrant. Add red and green capsicum and stir frequently.
  3. Once capsicum has started to soften add tomatoes and stir through. Allow to cook for about 4-5 minutes or until tomatoes begin to break down, stirring often.
  4. Add eggplant, salt and pepper to taste. Turn heat down low and allow to cook for a further 2-3 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat, add fresh herbs and stir through.
  6. Can be served hot or cold. Enjoy!
Melanie Hansen
Melanie Hansen
About me

Hello, I’m Melanie Hansen and I am a Certified Holistic Health and Wellness Coach, Personal Trainer, healthy living enthusiast and busy mum! It’s my passion to inspire, motivate and educate other women to achieve optimal health through a wellness approach that encompasses living healthy in body, mind and spirit – bringing balance in to their lives to live fit, healthy and happy. Stick with me and together we can change your life for the better. xo

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