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Eggplant and couscous salad with yoghurt dressing recipe

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The Lebanese Recipes Kitchen (The home of delicious Lebanese Recipes and Middle Eastern food recipes) invites you to try Eggplant and couscous salad with yoghurt dressing recipe. Enjoy the Middle Eastern Cuisine and learn how to make Eggplant and couscous salad with yoghurt dressing.

Garlicky yoghurt and fresh herbs are top taste matches for charred eggplant -- try it in this salad!

To Prep 0:15
To Cook 0:10


190g (1 cup) couscous
250ml (1 cup) boiling water
6 Lebanese eggplants, halved lengthways
Olive oil spray
130g (1/2 cup) low-fat Greek-style natural yoghurt
2 tbs cold water
1/2 tsp ground sumac
Pinch of crushed garlic
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, torn
1/2 cup fresh continental parsley leaves, torn


Preheat a barbecue grill or chargrill on medium. Place the couscous in a heatproof bowl. Add boiling water. Cover and set aside for 5 minutes to soak. Use a fork to separate the grains.

Meanwhile, spray the eggplant with oil. Cook on chargrill for 5 minutes each side or until tender and golden.

Combine the yoghurt, cold water, sumac and garlic in a bowl until well combined. Season with salt and pepper.

Divide the couscous among serving plates. Top with eggplant, mint and parsley. Drizzle over yoghurt dressing.


Serves 4 as a light meal.

More ideas: Stir-fry chopped Lebanese eggplant, chilli, garlic, ginger and kecap manis. Cut eggplant into pieces. Marinate in honey and soy sauce. Thread onto skewers and cook on the barbecue.


Energy 995kJ
Fat saturated 1.00g
Fat Total 3.00g
Carbohydrate sugars -
Carbohydrate Total 41.00g
Dietary Fibre 5.00g
Protein 9.50g
Cholesterol -
Sodium -

Australian Good Taste - February 2011 , Page 28
Recipe by Gemma Luongo

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