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Indian Spiced Eggplant Lentil Salad with Fresh Mango


The eggplant was seasoned with curry and chili powder, after roasting in the oven, it was full of flavor. I had lots of tomatoes, so I made a fresh salsa, also added some homemade chili sauce. The result was outstanding! Slightly spicy, mango added some fresh sweetness. Definitely a keeper!















4 tablespoons olive oil
or canola oil, peanut oil, divided
2 ½ teaspoons chili powder
2 ½ teaspoons curry powder
2 medium eggplant
3/4 pound each, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes
cup lemon juice
or lime juice, prefer fresh, plus more as needed
4 tablespoons salsa
4 tablespoons honey
¼ teaspoon salt and black pepper
or more to taste
15 ounces lentils, green
rinsed, or 1 1/2 cups cooked
2 bunches scallions, spring or green onions
chopped, reserve 3 tablespoons for garnish
4 cups mixed salad greens
or lettuce
2 large mangos
ripe, peeled and diced
cup cashew nuts
coarsely chopped and roasted
cup cilantro
freshly chopped


Preheat oven to 500°F.

Mix well 1 tablespoon oil with 2 teaspoons each chili powder and curry powder in a large bowl.

Stir in eggplant and toss well.

Spread the eggplant on a large, rimmed baking sheet.

Roast, stirring once halfway through, until tender, 14 to 16 minutes.

Thoroughly combine the remaining 3 tablespoons oil, remaining ½ teaspoon each chili powder and curry powder, ⅓ cup lemon (or lime) juice, salsa, honey, salt and pepper to taste in a large bowl.

Stir in the roasted eggplant, lentils and scallions; gently toss to combine.

Season with more pepper and/or lemon (or lime) juice to taste.

Serve the salad on a bed of mixed greens or romaine, topped with fresh diced mango, roasted nuts, cilantro and the reserved 3 tablespoons scallions.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 213g (7.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 46423% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 95mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 25%
Dietary Fiber 24g 98%
Sugars g
Protein 39g
Vitamin A 21% Vitamin C 58%
Calcium 6% Iron 34%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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