Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Spiced Eggplant-Lentil Salad with Mango

This salad is perfect.
Spicy & Sweet.
Healthy & Delicious.
Crunchy & Salty.

Plus, it has many of my favorite things. Eggplant. Lentils. Mango. Romaine. Salad. Nuts.
Salsa.

I saw it in a recent copy of Eating Well and knew I had to make it.

A couple of weeks ago my church collected food for a local food bank.
We walked up and down our street and met all of our neighbors, who willing donated cans of food for the food bank.
After the collecting and transporting of the food to the food bank the next day, we had a picnic for all those who had helped.

I brought this salad to share.
I wasn't sure if anyone else would be as excited about it as I was, but it got rave reviews. Lots of people really liked it. I loved it.
I was sad that there weren't any leftovers for me to take home. I guess I will just have to make it again.

This recipe is gluten and dairy free.
Recipe for Spiced Eggplant-Lentil Salad with Mango
* I reduced the amount of oil in the dressing to 1 1/2 Tbls
* I used Herdez salsa- the only jarred salsa I like

5 comments:

Aloha_Misty said...

There were no leftovers because I ate them all. I loved it!

Jacque said...

I'm always impressed when folks try new and different salads. (I have zero creativity in the salad department.) This one looks and sounds wonderful.

Grumpy and HoneyB said...

Not to mention it is pretty! I have this issue too!

Eliana said...

This salad looks perfect. I have no other words for it :)

Susan said...

We made this recipe last night. It was ... interesting. Not bad, but quite different. I love all the ingredients and flavorings but must admit it was a bit odd for us (maybe it was the texture of the eggplant/lentil mixture). That said, it was fun to prepare and eat something new and different. How's that for a confusing comment?