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Lebanese style aubergine pomegranate salad vegan

This middle eastern inspired salad will send your taste buds racing, its flavoursome and totally delicious, it is guaranteed to make your guest want more.

This middle eastern inspired salad will send your taste buds racing, its flavoursome and totally delicious, it is guaranteed to make your guest want more.

What's more, it can be prepared the night before, making it an ideal dinner party favourite.

Ingredients

  •  2 medium aubergines
  • 2/3 spring onions
  • Handful cherry tomatoes
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • DRESSINGS
  • 2 tablespoons of a Premium or Infused Olive Oil (try Mint, Lemon or Chilli)
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Half a red chilli
  • Half a tablespoon Pomegranate & Fig or Classic Balsamic.
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • Sea salt and cracked black pepper

Method

  • Pre heat the oven to 200 degrees (or 180 fan).
  • Pierce the skin of the aubergines and roast on a lined baking tray for 50-55 minutes or until soft & wrinkly.
  • Chop the spring onions, cherry tomatoes and peppers and put into a bowl.
  • Mix together the ingredients for the dressing in a jam jar and give a good shake.
  • Once the aubergine is cool enough to touch, chop it into chunks and add it to the bowl with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Any juices that come out of the aubergine, add to the jam jar with the dressing.
  • Add the dressing to the bowl along with the fresh mint and the pomegranate seeds, and toss with salad tossers or your hands.
  • SERVE
  • As it comes or make a more hearty meal out of it with falafel, flat breads, pitta, hummus, quinoa, couscous or bulgar wheat.
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