Eggplant Salad with Onion

For a tasty Eggplant Salad with Onion, choose the darkest, glossy, fluffy eggplants possible, then a treat is ready to be prepared and enjoyed. I always look forward to eggplant season. I love the smell of baked eggplant! As a child, I would pass by the neighbors’ windows in the neighborhood and feel the sweet, smoky smell of baked eggplants, I would drool and couldn’t wait to get home because I was sure that my mother was also preparing this delicious salad.

preparation time: 10 min | cooking time: 90 min | serves: 4

Eggplant Salad with Onion

Ingredients

1 kg eggplants – of which about 400 g remain after baking and draining
50 ml sunflower oil
1 medium onion
a spoonful of lemon juice
salt – to taste




Method

  1. Bake the eggplants on the stove flame. Cook each eggplant on one side until the skin was completely burnt, then flip it over and cook it all the way around. They are ready when they are soft all over – around 20 minutes per eggplant.
  2. Put them on a wooden bottom, and with a knife remove the skin, carefully to preserve the browned part underneath, which gives a special baked taste. This is why eggplants do not clean under water.
  3. After you cleaned them, one by one, leave them in a sieve to drain for an hour.
  4. After they were drained, chop the eggplants with a knife/chopper, preferably wooden.
  5. Put them in a bowl together with a spoonful of lemon juice, which helps to whiten them.
  6. Gradually add oil and rub them well with a wooden spoon.
  7. Finely chop the onion (white or red, choose which one you like better) and mix it into the eggplant composition along with a little salt.

It is very important to taste each eggplant after it is cooked. If this is bitter do not add it to the salad. The bitter or spicy taste of eggplants is generally found in light-skinned and dull ones. Always choose dark, shiny, and fluffy eggplants.

Serve this eggplant salad with onion with a tasty pita, tomatoes, and red peppers.

Good appetite! 🙂

Did you make this delicious Eggplant Salad with Onion? I want to see it! Tag me on Instagram @racopaz and let’s cook healthy together.


Eggplant salad with onion, a traditional Romanian dish!

I was pleasantly surprised to learn that eggplant salad, as we know how to prepare it from generation to generation, is specifically Romanian. There are many dishes with eggplant, both found in the cuisine of people living around the Mediterranean and those with oriental characteristics. I love eggplant season, and I try to make different recipes with it every year.

“Zacusca” is another sensational dish, which I adore and which I thought was also specifically Romanian. But I discovered that recipes for “zacusca”, almost similar, exist in many countries in the Balkans. Therefore, I don’t know exactly the origin of this dish, but I consider it a healthy dish, simple to make, and super easy to adapt to your liking.

A dish that contains eggplant and that I often order from oriental restaurants is baba ganoush. I tried to prepare this recipe at home, but so far I have not been able to get that perfect taste that the dish I order has. I find this process like a game, every time I order my baba ganoush I taste it and try to guess what ingredients they used. They have a well-kept secret because, for me, who do not know all the ingredients or rather the spices of the Middle East, it is very difficult to guess and reproduce that delicacy. But I’m not giving up and I can’t wait to present to you a traditional and delicious baba ganoush recipe.

If you also like oriental recipes, I have a delicious and authentic recipe for creamy lentil soup. I make it very often and it is a much-appreciated and praised recipe. The classic hummus recipe also belongs to the same category.




The benefits of eating eggplant:

I never thought about the benefits of eating eggplant, but looking, through this blog, I need to be informed. I am extremely happy to discover and share all kinds of useful information with you.

Eggplants are an important source of fiber, which helps digestion. They contain protein and an important intake of iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, sodium, magnesium, and pectin. Eggplants also contain a very powerful antioxidant called nasunin. It mainly acts on the nervous system, improving brain activity.

However, some people are allergic to eggplant. Unfortunately, they have to avoid them in order not to cause discomfort. Also, people with inflammatory diseases should avoid eating eggplants, as they have a high content of alkaloids.

If you also know delicious recipes with eggplant, please let me know. I love to cook and enjoy new tastes.

Other delicious and healthy eggplant dishes:

The healthiest way to eat eggplants is to cut them in half lengthwise and bake them in the oven. On top of these, you can add garlic sauce or your favorite spices. A delicacy super simple to prepare, delicious, and healthy.

And breaded eggplants are super delicious, thinly sliced ​​, and prepared either in a pan in oil for a more authentic taste or healthier baked in the oven.

Eggplant moussaka – a delicacy from Greek cuisine. I love Greek recipes and every day I try to learn as many recipes as possible to prepare in my home to enjoy a Greek atmosphere for more time, not just on vacation. Speaking of Greek recipes, portokalopita is my favorite traditional Greek cake.


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