Aubergine & Grapefruit Salad

Not the most traditional of salads - but when you have an aubergine loitering in your kitchen, looking slightly past its best, and a grapefruit heading the same way; this is a glorious thing to do with both. Would work equally well with an orange I think - and finely sliced peppers fried and then tossed in grapefruit and/or lemon and some maple syrup would work be an inspired addition... All very low cholesterol, and all very healthy; not to mention very delicious.


  • Small Aubergine
  • Grapefruit
  • Pine Nuts
  • Fresh Mint
  • Rape Seed Oil

Pre-heat the oven to 280˚c

Slice the Aubergine into 2cm ish slices

Cook them on a baking tray, brushed with Olive Oil & sprinkled with Salt for 30 mins or until browned and soft

Cool them slightly

Meanwhile, slice off the peel, and chop the Grapefruit into small ‘slices’ if you can – ‘pieces’ if the Grapefruit is pithy… Reserve the juice you create while chopping

Make a Dressing with the Grapefruit juice, a drizzle of Rape Seed Oil and a dash of Maple Syrup

Scatter the Grapefruit pieces over the Aubergine just before serving, then drizzle with Dressing before sprinkling the Pine Nuts and Mint over the salad

Is great with all sorts of things – grilled white fish, herby pasta, roasted peppers, bulgur wheat salad


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