Keto Eggplant Salad

Keto Eggplant Salad

I never appreciated eggplants properly until I fell in love with Greek cooking! When cooked well, they become buttery, soft and so moreish. They work beautifully roasted and warm, grilled or baked then cooled in a salad like in this Keto Eggplant Salad.

Keto Eggplant Salad, keto roast eggplant salad

I’d suggest using smoke almonds if they are easy to get – they add a beautiful complexity to the flavour, but this is just as delicious with normal roasted almonds or even raw almonds.

Keto Eggplant Salad, keto roast eggplant salad

While you wouldn’t normally want to spend 40 minutes on a salad, it is mostly passive time with the eggplant baking. It’s perfect to get in the oven while you are cooking something else. I think this Keto Eggplant Salad would be perfect made into a larger batch and taken to a summer barbeque!

Keto Eggplant Salad, keto roast eggplant salad
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Keto Eggplant Salad

Using some simple ingredients, this beautiful salad is so fresh yet hearty. Perfect with a grilled steak, lamb chops or fish. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2 side dishes
Calories 561 kcal

Ingredients

Roast Eggplant

  • 1 eggplant
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Salad

  • 1 cup continental parsley
  • 1/3 cup smoked or roast almonds roughly chopped
  • 8 mini roma tomatoes halved

Dressing

  • 1/2 cup greek yoghurt
  • 1 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. 

  2. Dice the eggplant into 1cm chunks. Toss with olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper and place in a small baking dish. Bake for 30 - 35 minutes until tender and caramelised, stirring halfway through. 

  3. Meanwhile, roughly chop the almonds and halve the cherry tomatoes. Combine sauce ingredients.

  4. Once the eggplant is cooked, let it cool slightly then toss with remaining salad ingredients. Dollop minted yoghurt dressing on top and serve warm or cold. 

Nutrition Facts
Keto Eggplant Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 561 Calories from Fat 441
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 49g 75%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 1205mg 50%
Potassium 953mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 13g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 9.4%
Vitamin C 28.4%
Calcium 16.5%
Iron 12.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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