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Nutrition

RECIPES

ROASTED AUBERGINE SALAD

INGREDIENTS

4 servings:

 

  • 1 aubergine
  • 1 can roasted tomatoes, cubed
  • 1/2 Cup red onion, diced
  • 1/2 Cup Italian dressing
  • 1 Romaine lettuce
  • Parmesan cheese

 

PREPARATION

Aubergine is one of the most detoxing food available, as it helps eliminate undesirable substances from the organism. It also has a high content of anthocyanin: an antioxidant which protects our body from cancer.

It is a complete vegetable which contributes fibre, perfect for purifying our organism, as well as iron and magnesium. All of this practically calorie-free as 100 grams of aubergine barely contains 0.2% fat and 4.8 percent of carbohydrates, which makes it ideal for weight-loss or weight-control diets.

It is important to point out that it is best to eat them cooked, as they contain a toxic alkaloid, solanin, which could cause intestinal disruptions and intense headaches.

Aubergine is usually recommended for heart conditions or those involving the circulatory system, renal and kidney afflictions, as well as ailments related to the metabolism such as diabetes, rheumatism, gout and for intestinal or stomach problems.

To prepare this roasted aubergine salad, first wash the vegetables and place them whole in a container with a little water which we will put in the oven at 180ºC. They’ll be in the oven between 45 minutes and 1 hour, depending on their size. Once ready, take off the skin, making sure not to burn yourself. In a separate bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients, minus the lettuce and the cheese. Once the tender aubergines are dices, we’ll add them to the bowl. The next step is dressing the salad.

For the plate up, place a lettuce leaf on the plate and cover it with the aubergine mixture, adding parmesan cheese on top. Our roasted aubergine salad can be served warm or cold, to taste, which makes it very refreshing and pleasant in the summer.

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