Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Eggplant & couscous salad with yoghurt dressing recipe


The Arabic Food Recipes kitchen (The Home of Delicious Arabic Food Recipes) invites you to try Eggplant & couscous salad with yoghurt dressing recipe Recipe. Enjoy the Lebanese Cuisine and  learn how to make Eggplant & couscous salad with yoghurt dressing recipe.  

Garlicky yoghurt and fresh herbs are top taste matches for charred eggplant -- try it in this salad!

Preparation Time 15 minutes
Cooking Time 10 minutes

Ingredients (serves 4)

190g (1 cup) couscous
250ml (1 cup) boiling water
6 Lebanese eggplants, halved lengthways
Olive oil spray
130g (1/2 cup) low-fat Greek-style natural yoghurt
2 tbs cold water
1/2 tsp ground sumac
Pinch of crushed garlic
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, torn
1/2 cup fresh continental parsley leaves, torn

Method

Preheat a barbecue grill or chargrill on medium. Place the couscous in a heatproof bowl. Add boiling water. Cover and set aside for 5 minutes to soak. Use a fork to separate the grains.

Meanwhile, spray the eggplant with oil. Cook on chargrill for 5 minutes each side or until tender and golden.

Combine the yoghurt, cold water, sumac and garlic in a bowl until well combined. Season with salt and pepper.

Divide the couscous among serving plates. Top with eggplant, mint and parsley. Drizzle over yoghurt dressing.

Notes

Serves 4 as a light meal.

More ideas: Stir-fry chopped Lebanese eggplant, chilli, garlic, ginger and kecap manis. Cut eggplant into pieces. Marinate in honey and soy sauce. Thread onto skewers and cook on the barbecue.

Source
Good Taste - February 2011, Page 28
Recipe by Gemma Luongo

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