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Salad with crispy eggplant: how to cook a vegetable in an interesting way

Kateryna YagovychLS Food
Recipe of the dish
Recipe for eggplant salad. Source: pexels.com

Eggplant is one of the most versatile vegetables that is suitable for preparing a variety of dishes. And it's not just for wrapping or stuffing, but also a delicious salad. If you cook it properly, it will be juicy and crispy and will go well with other simple ingredients.

The idea of cooking a salad with crispy eggplant was published on the Instagram page of a food blogger with the nickname v.vanilinka.

Salad with crispy eggplant: how to cook a vegetable in an interesting way

Ingredients:

  • eggplant
  • tomatoes
  • cilantro
  • cashew nuts or other
  • starch
  • oil
  • salt
Salad with crispy eggplant: how to cook a vegetable in an interesting way

Ingredients for the sauce:

  • oil, preferably olive oil – 30 ml
  • oyster sauce (can be replaced with soy or fish sauce) – 1-2 tbsp
  • sugar – 1 tsp
  • chili pepper – 1/4 pod
  • salt and pepper

Method of preparation:

Tomatoes for cooking

1. Cut the eggplants lengthwise into 4 cm slices. Season with salt and leave for a few minutes, then pat dry with a paper towel, roll in starch, and leave again for 15 minutes.

Salad with crispy eggplant: how to cook a vegetable in an interesting way

2. Fry the eggplants in oil in deep fat. Take it out and dry it again on a paper towel – you don't need any extra fat.

3. Blend all the ingredients of the sauce in a blender, taste, and add a little more salt and pepper if necessary (it can be stored for a long time, so you can use the preparation for several salads).

Oil for making salad

4. Cut the tomatoes into slices, add crispy eggplant, chopped cilantro, nuts, and pour over the sauce.

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