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).

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