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Smoky eggplant and pomegranate salad

Australian Gourmet Traveller recipe for smoky eggplant and pomegranate salad.
Smoky eggplant and pomegranate salad

Smoky eggplant and pomegranate salad

John Laurie
8 - 10




1.Heat a char-grill and cook eggplants over an open flame or medium-high grill, turning occasionally, until black all over (8-10 minutes). When cool enough to handle, halve lengthways and gently scoop out flesh, being careful not take the charred skin with it. Chop into large pieces and combine in a bowl with cucumbers, tomatoes and chilli.
2.Combine pomegranate molasses, lemon juice and olive oil in a separate bowl, and pour onto eggplant mixture. Stand for 10 minutes for flavours to develop. Taste for seasoning – it should be sharp, sour and sweet – and season as necessary. Add herbs and sumac, toss to combine and serve.

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