Aubergine, carrot & beetroot ‘salads’…

This little plateful of colours, somewhat like a painters palette, formed a recent meal; it included a beetroot salad, a roasted aubergine salad, a roasted carrot salad, homous, and caremalised onions.

I put salad in quotation marks because these are not what you might typically call salads – there’s no green leaves in sight and they’re quite ‘tight’, as opposed to a typically looser collection of ingredients. These are more middle eastern in style, as you’ll see from the ingredients..

You’ll also notice a theme amongst the ingredients: tahini, garlic and lemon juice, the wonderful trio that I put with so many things, and that forms the backbone of homous, along with chickpeas.

So, on the plate is..

Beetroot salad

Boiled and cooled beetroot, mashed with tahini, lemon juice & garlic

Carrot salad

Boiled, roasted and cooled carrots, mashed with olive oil, soy sauce, tahini, garlic, chopped coriander, Aleppo chilli flakes and ground roasted cumin & coriander seeds 

Aubergine salad

Whole roasted aubergine, skin removed, and mashed with tahini, lemon juice and garlic, and mixed with chopped fresh coriander and ground roasted cumin 

Plus homous, using my holy grail recipe, and sliced red onion that I’d caramelised in the oven. 

As you’ll notice, there’s no quantities, because they were all just thrown together from bits and pieces of inspiration and ideas, so I would suggest playing with the amounts. And if any of them taste or feel too ‘claggy’, just add more lemon juice, that’s my motto!

The next day I mixed up the leftovers of the carrot salad and the aubergine salad to create one thing of beauty…mmmmmm…..

I hope your week starts well πŸ™‚ 

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36 thoughts on “Aubergine, carrot & beetroot ‘salads’…

  1. sallybr

    Now all I need is a piece of one of your masterpiece-style breads, slightly toasted… πŸ˜‰

    such a beautiful colorful plate of food! and of course, the plate itself ties it all beautifully!

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  2. Eha

    Methinks this plate would make me smile and feel good-better-best all day πŸ™‚ ! And let’s face it, one does not have to be a rocket scientist in haute cuisine to prepare it . . . hmmm, have not used eggplant quite this way . . . love the soy sauce and curry spices with the carrots . . . .

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  3. cookandenjoyrecipes

    Love it that you use a lor of beetroot. Yum yumc

    Would you be interested to be a Guest poster with us, and share some of your awesome recipes on our blog?

    Have a look at and leave me a note at https://cookandenjoyrecipes.wordpress.com/2016/09/09/update-fellow-bloggers-sharing-is-caring-recipe-exchange/ in the comments with a link to a recipe on your blog, if you’re interested. That will be just fantastic. Hope to hear from you soon 😊

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