Internationally inspired food, slanted towards fresh fruits & veggies
Roasted Eggplant on Salad (vegan)
Made this a while ago and forgot to post it! Roasted eggplant (either broiled in the oven or you could toss on the BBQ with a spray of olive oil) amps up the umami of any salad.
Here I've combined the roasted eggplant with asparagus (pour boiling water over the asparagus and let sit for 3-4 minutes then drain), and drizzled balsamic vinaigrette over the top. For a more summer-appropriate pairing, use local eggplant and green beans (par boiled).