Friday, December 11, 2009

Lebanese Eggplant Salsa Recipe - Recipe for Lebanese Eggplant Salsa


Eggplant salsa/salad recipe from Lebanon. This recipe for Lebanese eggplant salsa is absolutely delicious and makes a great side dish or appetizer.

Ingredients

1 medium eggplant
1 tablespoon water
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley or cilantro
½ teaspoon crushed pequin chile

Preparation
  1. Cut the stem off the eggplant, cut in half, then place cut side down on a microwave-safe plate with 1 tablespoon water. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes or until tender.
  2. Let cool, then peel and dice the aubergine. Place in a bowl with the rest of the ingredients, mix well, and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.
Note: If you do not have a microwave, you can prick several holes in the eggplant with the tines of a fork and bake in a 350-degree oven for 30 minutes. Let cool, then peel and chop.

Yield: Approx. 2 cups

SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Serve with blue corn tortilla chips or crackers. Or use as a side dish for baked rack of lamb, or serve with hummus, falafel, and tabbouleh for a vegetarian buffet.

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