Warm Winter Salad

Winter hit Cape Town this weekend, it is absolutely freezing cold (there is definitely snow somewhere).  Although a stew or curry can cure the winter blues, I do tend to crave vegetables.  Salad is such an uninspiring meal to make during the cold months – cold lettuce, cold cucumber, cold feta….its all too summery and conducive to hot, sunny day.

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Roasted Brinjal and White Bean Salad

My first Meat-Free Monday of the year could not have been any better.  I was browsing through the latest Woolworths Taste Magazine (one of my favourite food magazines) and came across this amazing salad recipe: Roasted brinjal (also called eggplant or aubergine) and yoghurt salad with white bean puree, coriander dressing and pomegranate molasses.

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Admittedly though, I was a bit sceptical about the pomegranate molasses.  Every element of this salad is delicious individually; the brinjals are beautifully roasted complementing the sumac, the white bean puree can be used as a dip or eaten right out the blender, the coriander dressing is refreshing and even the pomegranate molasses tasted good.

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