Good morning wonderful people! It’s Sunday and let’s face it we aren’t ready to give up the weekend just yet. For those who get to rest during this wonderful day I hope you enjoy every second, but some of us, me included, have to rush to work soon so I’ll make this post quick and delicious.
Last night my mom started preparing one of her famous dishes, the eggplant in mayo salad. There are so many different ways to make eggplant salad that I could literally write a whole blog post just about that, but I won’t. This specific salad is special to our household. My mother is a great cook and I learned a lot of cooking techniques thanks to her. This is another wonderful recipe that she created for us.
Ima’s (mother in hebrew) Eggplant Salad in Mayo
4 large eggplants
2 TBS of olive oil
Salt and pepper to your liking
2-3 TBS of Mayonnaise (we use organic mayonnaise from Trader Joe’s)
Parsly 2 TBS (chopped)
Scallions 2 TBS (chopped)
Roast the eggplants in a thick (special) tin foil and wrap them twice, so that eggplant won’t leak. Then put them on the stove top for about 20-30 minutes and I turn them every 5 min so they roast on all sides. Then you let them cool down. Take out a strainer and gently open the tin foil and cut the eggplant, then begin to scoop all the inside out. Proceed to put the scooped out eggplant in the strainer, and let it sit for about 10 min -30 min and then transfer from the strainer to a cutting board. Put 2 TBS olive oil, salt, and pepper and start chopping for about 10-15 min. Then add the chopped scallions and parsley and continue chopping it together for another 10 min. Transfer the chopped eggplant mix to a medium sized bowl. Add 2-3 TBS mayonnaise and mix it in. Then add more salt and pepper according to your tasting, and you are DONE!
*You can add lemon juice if you wish, my father doesn’t like it so we don’t add it at my house. You can even add some garlic, but my mom has a sensitivity to garlic so we don’t add that into recipes in my household, if we want everyone to be able to eat.
Hope you have a wonderful day full of love, warmth, and delicious treats 🙂