Delicious eggplant salad

Eggplant Salad with Feta cheese Recipe

When it comes to elevating the dining experience with vibrant flavors and wholesome ingredients, few dishes can match the appeal of a well-crafted salad. And if you’re seeking a salad that’s both satisfying and packed with robust flavors, you’re in for a treat. Our Roasted Eggplant Salad, a creation by the culinary genius known as MomOfSmoothie, strikes the perfect balance between comforting warmth and refreshing goodness.


  • 1 eggplant
  • 400 grams (14 ounces) of ripe tomatoes (Cherry tomatoes work well)
  • 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of creamy feta cheese
  • Half a red onion, finely chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Sunflower oil for roasting and drizzling
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish

Cooking Method

1. Roast the Eggplant:

  • Preheat your oven to 200°C (392°F).
  • Cut the eggplant into thick rings and generously brush them with sunflower oil to enhance the roasting process and flavor.
  • Place the oiled eggplant rings on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Roast them in the preheated oven for approximately 25 minutes or until they become tender and slightly caramelized. The roasting process will intensify the eggplant’s rich, smoky flavor.

2. Prepare the Salad Base:

  • While the eggplant is roasting, dice the feta cheese into bite-sized cubes.
  • If using cherry tomatoes, quarter them; otherwise, chop the larger tomatoes into bite-sized chunks.
  • Finely chop half of a red onion to add a pleasant, mild onion flavor to the salad.

3. Assemble the Salad:

  • Once the roasted eggplant rings are ready, remove them from the oven and let them cool slightly.
  • Carefully cut the roasted eggplant into smaller pieces and add them to a large salad bowl.
  • Next, add the diced feta cheese, quartered or chopped tomatoes, and finely chopped red onion to the bowl.

4. Season and Garnish:

  • Season the salad with a pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper, adjusting to your taste.
  • Drizzle a bit more sunflower oil or your preferred oil over the salad to marry the flavors and create a delightful dressing.

5. Add a Fresh Herb Garnish:

  • Just before serving, scatter fresh basil leaves over the top of the salad. The aromatic basil adds a burst of freshness and color to your dish.

6. Enjoy Warm:

  • This eggplant salad is at its best when served warm, allowing the flavors to meld together harmoniously.

7. Bon Appétit!

  • Savor the delightful combination of roasted eggplant, juicy tomatoes, creamy feta cheese, and the refreshing touch of basil. This salad is a true treat for your taste buds!

This roasted eggplant salad is not only a delicious and nutritious side dish but can also be a fantastic light meal on its own. Perfect for sharing with friends and family, it’s a great addition to any gathering or as a refreshing option for a quick and satisfying weeknight dinner. Enjoy! 🌿🍆🍅