Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Eggplant Salad à la LCHF


LCHF is not just about eating meat or butter. Here’s another great LCHF recipe from Swedish chef Birgitta Höglund. She also runs a popular low-carb/Paleo recipe blog with more delicious recipes.

This eggplant salad is from Birgitta’s cookbook Low Carb High Fat and Paleo Slow Cooking.

Eggplant Salad

Grilled eggplant and bell peppers are often on the menu during my winter stays in Turkey, where vegetables are typically cooked on a coal grill in the garden in the evening. The aromas wafting around the neighborhood are divine!

It’s easy to grill vegetables in the oven until their skins are charred and black, which imparts a slightly smoky flavor to the flesh inside. These vegetables contain very few carbohydrates, making them a perfect side dish to any LCHF/Paleo meal.

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Ingredients, 4 servings

2 eggplants
2 green bell peppers
1 red chili pepper
2 cloves garlic
juice from 1 lemon
3⅓ fl. oz. (100 ml) mayonnaise
about 1 teaspoon salt


Preheat the oven to 480ºF (250ºC).

Cut the eggplants and bell peppers in half length-wise, and seed the bell peppers. Place the vegetables peel-side up in an ovenproof dish. Set the dish in the middle of the oven, and bake for half an hour, turning the eggplants after twenty minutes.

Remove the dish from the oven and let the vegetables cool down a little.Birgitta
Cut the chili in half and seed it. Use rubber gloves to complete this task, and do not touch your face!

For a spicier eggplant salad, leave the seeds in. Chop the chili very finely. Chop the parsley and crush the garlic. In a bowl, mix it all with the lemon juice. Pull the skins off the grilled vegetables and cut them into small dices; add to the parsley mix and the mayonnaise. Mix thoroughly. Chill for a few hours to give the flavors time to bloom.

Birgitta Höglund’s Books

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Birgitta Höglund’s cookbooks available on Amazon

Birgitta Höglund’s blog LCHF Made in Sweden

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