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Eggplant lentil and haloumi salad

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Cooking for a crowd? This eggplant, lentil and haloumi salad is the ultimate side. Drizzled in a tahini dressing, it’s a flavour-packed dish that’s sure to impress.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time15 minutes
  • Prep time20 minutes


  • 1 large (about 375g) eggplant, thickly sliced
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 4 large kale leaves, stems trimmed, coarsely torn
  • 400g can lentils, rinsed, drained
  • 180g haloumi, thickly sliced
  • ¼ cup (40g) smoked almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tbs pomegranate seeds

Tahini dressing

  • ¼ cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • 2 tsp tahini
  • 1 tsp honey

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  1. Step 1

    To make the tahini dressing, place the oil, lemon juice, tahini and honey in a small screw-top jar. Seal and shake until well combined. Season.
  2. Step 2

    Heat a large frying pan over medium heat. Spray the eggplant with olive oil spray and cook for 5 mins each side or until golden. Transfer to a plate and spoon a little dressing over each slice, spreading with the back of the spoon. Cover with foil to keep warm.
  3. Step 3

    Heat the oil in the pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 min or until aromatic. Add the kale and a little water. Cook for 2 mins or until the kale just wilts. Add the lentils and the remaining dressing. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 mins or until heated through.
  4. Step 4

    Meanwhile, heat a small frying pan over high heat. Spray with olive oil spray. Cook the haloumi for 1 min each side or until golden brown.
  5. Step 5

    Arrange the lentil mixture, eggplant and haloumi on a serving platter. Sprinkle with almond and pomegranate seeds to serve.

    Tip: SERVE WITH... mint sprigs