Quick Spicy Tuna and Aubergine Salad

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I got back late from work tonight and was looking for something quick and healthy, I still had some of my avocado salsa left from Monday night (see spicy salmon recipe), so I decided to mix it with a tin of fresh tuna, quickly griddled my leftover Aubergines and voila, a lovely tasty healthy dinner. It was yummy.

 

Salsa recipe:-

1/2 avocado – cut into slices/chunks

lime juice from 1 lime

1/2 red onion finely chopped

1 tsp olive oil

1 tbsp coriander

  1. Mix all in a bowl and serve.

 

Slice Aubergine about 1cm thick, rub with oil and griddle for approx 2-3 mins each side.

 

Enjoy!


Tasty Veg and Goats Cheese Salad

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Serves 1

1/2 Aubergine – Cubed

1/2 Red onion – diced

1 Tomato – cubed

1 tbsp lemon juice

1/2 garlic clove

1/4 tbsp Walnut oil

Salt & Pepper

1/4 cup of crumbled goats cheese

1/4 cup (30g) toasted walnuts – chopped

2 tbsp chopped parsley

1/2 tbsp sesame seeds

 

  1. To make the dressing mix the lemon juice, walnut oil and garlic in a bowl with salt and pepper.
  2. Steam the aubergine for 10 mins. Squeeze any excess water. (If you have a Luce Combi microwave use the vegetable setting to steam)
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  4. Combine the Aubergine, goat cheese, walnuts, tomato, red onion, and parsley in a large bowl with the dressing. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the sesame seeds on top. Serve with a tasty glass of Chardonnay.

 


Spiced aubergine salad with pistachio yoghurt

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I love pistachio’s and always looking for new ways to incorporate into my dining. This was delicious.

Serves 4

Salad:-

Mixed leaves of choice, Grated Beetroot, Grated Carrot, Cherry tomatoes (halved), cucumber sliced, Feta cheese, Olives (your choice), 1 pomegranate, Olive oil and Balsamic Vinegar for dressing.

Spiced Aubergines:-

3/4 Aubergines (Halved)

1 garlic clove

Olive oil (2 tbsp)

1 tbsp cumin

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp garlic

Salt and pepper to taste

Pistachio Yoghurt:-

6 tbsps Pistachio’s

Handful of fresh mint

250g natural yoghurt

1 tbsp olive oil

Method:-

1. Preheat oven to 220 deg.

2. Halved Aubergines longways, and make 1cm deep cuts diagonally about 2-3cm apart. Rub the garlic over the top of each one and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil and bake in oven for approx 30-40 mins.

3. Mix up aubergines spices and dust over then cook for a further 5 mins.

4. For the yoghurt, mix pistachios, yoghurt, mint and olive oil in a blender until smooth. Set aside until ready.

5. Mix all salad ingredients in a bowl with dressing, serve onto a plate and sprinkle feta cheese over.

6. Cut pomegranate in half and carefully remove seeds, discarding any white pith, sprinkle seeds over salad.

7. Place baked Aubergines on top of salad and serve with the yoghurt dressing.

Yummy!