Sunday, December 27, 2009

Salatat Yemeni (Yemeni Salad)

Looking for a simple mezze dish with a Yemeni twist?Try the following simple salad with zhoug, the Yemeni spice relish for your next gathering or when your in the mood for something different.The recipe for zhoug is in the Condiments section.

1 lb. eggplant, split in half
1c tomatoes, chopped
1 Tbsp. garlic, minced
1 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp. zhoug

  1. Preheat oven to 400F .Brush eggplant slices with a little bit of olive oil and bake until soft, about 35 minutes.Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. Once cooled, remove purple skin from eggplant and dice into small pieces.
  3. In a mixing bowl, add the eggplants and tomatoes and the remaining ingredients and mix well until thoroughly combined.
  4. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve immediately.
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