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A fresh and easy rahib salad: this is an Eastern roasted eggplant salad and a great alternative for the classic baba ganoush!

Rahib Salad

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Keyword rahib salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories per serving 186 kcal

Ingredients

  • 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
  • tsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice or vinegar
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

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

  2. A fresh and easy rahib salad: this is an Eastern roasted eggplant salad and a great alternative for the classic baba ganoush!
  3. 2. 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.

  4. A fresh and easy rahib salad: this is an Eastern roasted eggplant salad and a great alternative for the classic baba ganoush!
  5. 3. Remove the tinfoil and slice the soft eggplant in half lengthwise. Remove any tough seeds on the inside if necessary and discard them.

  6. A fresh and easy rahib salad: this is an Eastern roasted eggplant salad and a great alternative for the classic baba ganoush!
  7. 4. Then dice the eggplant up finely and add it to a bowl.

  8. A fresh and easy rahib salad: this is an Eastern roasted eggplant salad and a great alternative for the classic baba ganoush!
  9. 5. Also dice the tomato finely and add it to the eggplant.

  10. A fresh and easy rahib salad: this is an Eastern roasted eggplant salad and a great alternative for the classic baba ganoush!
  11. 6. 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.

  12. A fresh and easy rahib salad: this is an Eastern roasted eggplant salad and a great alternative for the classic baba ganoush!
  13. 7. Stir well again. Drizzle with the olive oil. Also add the caster sugar and chopped cilantro and mint.

  14. A fresh and easy rahib salad: this is an Eastern roasted eggplant salad and a great alternative for the classic baba ganoush!
  15. 8. 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.

  16. A fresh and easy rahib salad: this is an Eastern roasted eggplant salad and a great alternative for the classic baba ganoush!
  17. 9. Put the rahib salad in the fridge for another 15 minutes to chill. Serve with tortilla crisps, crackers or pita bread.

  18. A fresh and easy rahib salad: this is an Eastern roasted eggplant salad and a great alternative for the classic baba ganoush!