PRO Tips For The Turkish Eggplant Salad with Yogurt
➡️ The roasted eggplant salad recipe is one of the most popular cold appetizer recipes in many countries and especially in the Middle East and southern Europe. Eggplant salad with yogurt is a healthier version of eggplant salad with mayonnaise. The recipe is very easy to make and the results are quite impressive.
➡️ Despite its simplicity, the eggplant dip is very tasty and liked by most people who taste it. In the Arabic world, there is available a more spicy and flavored version, called baba ganoush.
➡️ There are many people who name this roasted eggplant recipe with yogurt “Turkish eggplant dip“, even if almost the same recipe is used in Greece, Lebanon, and other Eastern and Southern Mediterranean countries. Some of these recipes include fresh lemon juice, others contain some crushed walnut core or pine seeds.
➡️ As for the eggplant, the basic preparation method is roasting on coal or over an open flame because of the added smoked flavor. However, if you can’t roast eggplants or you don’t like the flavored aroma, you can prepare aubergines in other ways such as roasting on the gas grill or on the stovetop. Another way is baking them in the oven. I bake aubergines every time when I can’t roast them due to the bad weather and the eggplant salad with yogurt is very good as well.
➡️ Since the dip is prepared with yogurt, I advise you to store it in the fridge to avoid fermentation. Furthermore, I don’t recommend storing it at all, especially on scorching summer days, but rather make this salad appetizer right before serving every time you’re going to use the recipe.
➡️ The roasted eggplant salad with yogurt can be served plain as a dip, just with bread as an open sandwich, or can be used for different salad appetizers or cold appetizers such as stuffed tomatoes, stuffed bell peppers, ham rolls, and so on.
Drinking wine at home!
What goes better with a delicious meal than quality wine? Nothing, both from my point of view and from the ancient Greeks, who said about wine that it’s the nectar of the gods! Can we contradict them?
➡️ Enjoy making roasted eggplant salad with yogurt from scratch!