Cold spinach salad with warm eggplant


Spinach is on my list of things to eat often, simply because it is tasty, versatile and really good for you. Here is a version with fresh spinach and cooked eggplant. The eggplant is cooked with parsley, lemon, garlic and onion. I didn’t have a red onion, but that would have looked very nice in this recipe. I have added garbanzo beans to make the salad more hearty. I served it as a side with lamb chops and plain cous cous. To be honest, it wasn’t a favorite for the kids, but my hungry husband liked it and I loved it. My kids don’t like eggplant (neither does my husband), which is why I ususlly hide it:

TRICK - I cut the peel off the eggplant and chop it finely, then add it to spaghetti bolognese or chili con carne. It gives a wonderful creamy texture and you can’t really taste or see the eggplant. The kids gladly eat it this way.

  • 1 small eggplant
  • 1 onion (red onion would be pretty), sliced
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic, sliced
  • Olive oil for frying
  • Handful of parsley, chopped
  • 1 can of garbanzo beans
  • Zest and juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup / 120 ml chicken broth
  • 2 cups / 5 dl fresh baby spinach
  1. Slice and salt the eggplant and leave for app 15 minutes. Then wash and dry with paper towel.
  2. Meanwhile fry the sliced onion 3-4 min and cut the dried eggplant in cubes.
  3. Add the eggplant, garlic, parsley, chicken broth to the pan and cook for app 10 min.
  4. Add garbanzo beans. Season with salt, peber, lemon zest and juice.
  5. Cook for 2 more min.
  6. Put the fresh spinach in a serving bowl and pour the eggplant mixture over.
  7. Mix gently and serve.
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4 Responses to Cold spinach salad with warm eggplant

  1. Eggplant is such an underrated vegetable. This looks super.

  2. Thank you. I totally agree. Eggplant deserves more attention.

  3. far says:

    Søde datter.

    Billedet mangler på min PC når man åbner opskriften, men kom på den side, hvor jeg u sender kommentarer. Mon du kan bruge det til noget? Det er ikke sket før!

    Knus far

  4. Alt skulle vaere ok igen. Knus Stine

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