Grilled aubergine and pea shoot salad with pomegranate seeds and balsamic dressing.

Please excuse the photo, but I made this as the clock ticked past midnight, me and meh’ boyfriend were really hungry as we couldn’t sleep, a side affect of sleeping past noon cause he’s on holiday from work. Turns out my omnivore boyfriend has developed a love for aubergine, this has made me sooo happy! Like the time he told me how much he loved tofu, so naturally, until he develops a new vegan like I am going to force feed him aubergines. Baba ghanoush is going to my next obsessive aubergine make!
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Serves: 4 as a starter, 2 as a main
Ingredients:

1 tbsp olive oil
1 medium aubergine/eggplant, sliced into about 8 rounds
salt n’ pepper for seasoning

the seeds from one pomegranate
two handfuls of pea shoots

3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 minced clove of garlic
1 tsp dijon mustard
5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Method:
Heat the tablespoon of olive oil in a griddle pan and rub a little salt and pepper into each side of the eggplant slices, place in the preheated griddle pan and fry for about 4-5 minutes on each side until the aubergine has cooked through and has nice pretty lil’ grill marks. Once the aubergine is cooked place on a bed of pea shoots and sprinkle over the pomegranate seeds, whisk the remaining ingredients together to create a dressing and spoon generously over the salad and enjoy.

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8 thoughts on “Grilled aubergine and pea shoot salad with pomegranate seeds and balsamic dressing.

  1. This is a super creative midnight snack! Seriously – our midnight snacks are more like chips and salsa. The eggplants with pea shoots and Pom seeds is a fun combination.

  2. As someone just about to harvest a plethora of eggplants I was tossing up what to do with some of them and now I know :). Cheers for a great recipe and kudos for getting the omni boyfriend to eat them…omni husband WON’T. I guess that means all the more for me! 😉

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