Elegant Eggplant Salad

Elegant Eggplant Salad

This elegant eggplant salad is a warm salad consisting of roasted eggplant, fresh mint, red chilies, and a light vinaigrette. 

The best part is, it’s very easy to make and only uses one pan!

Serve alone for lunch, or as part of a larger meal. 

  • Prep Time15 min
  • Cook Time30 min
  • Total Time45 min
  • Yield2 servings for lunch, 4 as a side salad


  • 1 large globe eggplant
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon white sugar (or honey)
  • 1 small bunch fresh mint leaves
  • 1 mild red chili, sliced (or 1 pinch chili flakes)
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • Olive oil and flaky salt to garnish



Preheat oven to 400°F. 


Trim stem off of eggplant. Cut eggplant into 3 planks, top to bottom. Cut each plank into four strips, then cut into cubes. 

Transfer to a baking sheet and toss the cubes in the 2 tbsp of olive oil, then the salt and pepper. Transfer to oven and cook for 30 minutes, flipping once halfway through. 


Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together the remaining olive oil, vinegar, and sugar. 


Let eggplant cool for 5 minutes, then toss together on the baking tray with the dressing, mint leaves, and chilies. 

Smear the yogurt onto the bottom of a serving platter. Tumble the eggplant on top. Season with a pinch of flaky salt if desired and drizzle over any juices left over on the tray as well as a bit of olive oil.

Elegant Eggplant Salad

Serve immediately. Enjoy!

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