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Grilled Eggplant, Feta and Pine nuts Salad with Garlicky-Creamy Yogurt Sauce

 

Grilled eggplant is meaty and tender, grilling gives the lots of smoky flavor; it's served with feta cheese, toasted pine nuts and garlicky yogurt sauce over a bed of lettuce. Nutty, creamy and refreshing summer salad, a well balanced side along with your favorite grilled steak.
15

Yield

4

servings

Prep

8

min

Cook

8

min

Ready

18

min

Trans-fat Free, Low Carb
 

Ingredients

2 each romaine lettuce
well washed and drained, leaves separated
*
1 large eggplant
cut crosswise into 1/2-inch thick, about 1 to 1 1/2 pounds
*
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 x salt and black pepper
to taste
*
1 cup yogurt
plain
2 ½ tablespoons lemon juice
fresh
1 clove garlic
small clove, mashed into a paste
½ teaspoon cumin
or to taste, ground
cup parsley leaves
freshly and tightly packed, minced or finely chopped, flat-leaf
4 ounces feta cheese
crumbled, 3/4 cup to 1 cup
4 tablespoons pine nuts
toasted, or walnuts

Directions

Place the romaine in a large bowl or plate, cover with a damp papper towel, and keep refrigerate.

Preheat the grill.

Place the eggplant rounds on a large baking sheet.

Brush with 3 tablespoons olive oil and sprinkle salt and black pepper on both sides.

In a small bowl, add the remaining olive oil, yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, cumin and parsley leaves, and stir until well mixed.

Season with salt and black pepper.

Grill the eggplant rounds until softened, well browned and marked on the first side, about 4 minutes.

Turn the rounds over with a tongs and keep grilling for another 3 to 4 minutes or until cooked through and well marked.

Place on the baking sheet.

Divide the lettuce among 4 plates.

Arrange the eggplant rounds on top, and spoon the yogurt sauce over.

Place the feta cheese and toasted pine nuts on top.

Serve and enjoy!

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 121g (4.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 26385% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 236mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Sugars g
Protein 13g
Vitamin A 20% Vitamin C 30%
Calcium 18% Iron 8%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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