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Salatit El Rahib

Salatit El Rahib

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 50 mins

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Servings: 4
Calories per serving: 186 kcal


1 large fresh eggplant
1 medium fresh tomato
2 tbsp onion
a handful fresh cilantro chopped
a handful fresh mint chopped
½ tsp coriander powder
½ tsp ground cumin
garlic powder
⅓ tsp caster sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice or vinegar
5 tbsp olive oil


Wrap the eggplant in tinfoil and place it on an oven rack.

Roast the eggplant in a preheated oven at 400°F (200°C) for 45 minutes. Once done, turn the oven off but let the eggplant inside for another 45 minutes until it's super smooth soft.

Remove the tinfoil and slice the soft eggplant in half lengthwise. Remove any tough seeds on the inside if necessary and discard them.

Then dice the eggplant up finely and add it to a bowl.

Also dice the tomato finely and add it to the eggplant.

Give it a good stir. Add the chopped onion, lemon juice (or vinegar), ground coriander and ground cumin. Season with a pinch of pepper, salt and garlic powder.

Stir well again. Drizzle with the olive oil. Also add the caster sugar and chopped cilantro and mint.

Stir the rahib salad well. Keep it somewhere between mushy and chunky. Then check the seasoning and add extra pepper, salt, garlic powder, cumin, coriander or lemon juice to taste.

Put the rahib salad in the fridge for another 15 minutes to chill. Serve with tortilla crisps, crackers or pita bread.

Source: junedarville.com

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