Spicy Eggplant and Lentil Salad

Posted by on March 6, 2016 in Recipes | Comments Off on Spicy Eggplant and Lentil Salad

Spicy Eggplant and Lentil Salad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons oil ( grapeseed or ghee)
  • 2 1/2 t chili powder
  • 2 1/2 t curry powder
  • 2  medium eggplants cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/3 c lemon juice
  • 1/4 c prepared salsa
  • 1/4 c honey
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/4 t fresh ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 c cooked lentils
  • 2 bunches of scallions
  • 4 cups of torn romaine lettuce
  • 2 large ripe mangoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 c coarsely chopped peanuts or cashews
  • 1/4 c fresh cilantro

Instructions

Preheat oven to 500 degrees

Combine 1 tablespoon oil or ghee with 2 teaspoons chili powder and curry powder into a large bowl.  Add the eggplant and toss well.

Spread the eggplant on a large cookie sheet and roast for 15 minutes (turning once during that time).

Combine the remaining 3 tablespoons oil, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder and curry powder, 1/3 cup lemon, salsa, honey, salt and pepper in a large bowl.

Add the roasted eggplant, lentils and scallions and toss gently.

Taste and season with more pepper and lemon juice, if desired.

Serve the salad on a bed of romaine lettuce and top with mangoes, peanuts and cilantro and remaining scallions.

 

Enjoy!