Eggplants are one of my favourites and it is currently at it's prime.
|Slice down the length of the eggplant.|
|Brush olive oil on both sides; sprinkle cracked pepper and salt before grilling.|
I like them grilled and having them with tomatoes.
I would like to share two versions of my eggplant salad with all of you vegetarians or carnivores out there.
|Eggplant, fresh tomatoes and basil.|
|Fresh rocket salad from the garden!|
|Eggplant, rocket, fresh tomatoes and Danish feta|
When it comes to salad --- be creative. Make sure you have got a good contrast of colour and that the flavours go well together and have a combination of texture. Because eggplants have a rich and complex flavour, contrast them with bold dressings like aged balsamic or balsamic reductions and a drizzle of good NZ extra virgin olive oil plus seasoning.
Now go out there, make heaps of salads and enjoy your meals outdoor!