Herby aubergine & tomato salad

Vegetarian , Vegan

Ingredients

1 large aubergine, sliced into quarters lengthways, and cut into chunks

2 tbsp olive oil

250g punnet cherry tomatoes

small bunch each mint, basil and flat-leaf parsley leaves coarsely chopped

For the dressing

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

juice of ½ lemon

1-2 garlic cloves, crushed

pinch ground coriander

Method

Make the dressing by mixing all the ingredients together and set aside.

Heat the olive oil in a heavy-based pan and gently fry the aubergine pieces until they are golden brown on both sides. As they absorb the oil quickly, it is important to fry them over a low heat, so that they soften and turn golden without needing to add more olive oil.

Tip the aubergine chunks into a shallow bowl and keep warm. Quickly toss the cherry tomatoes around the pan to soften and lightly blister, then add them to the bowl. Add the fresh herbs and pour over the dressing. Toss gently and serve.

 

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