Keto Eggplant Salad, keto roast 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

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

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
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C / 356F. 

  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. 

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Comments

3 responses to “Keto Eggplant Salad”

  1. Dannielle Avatar
    Dannielle

    With 17g of carbs in a single meal this is far from Keto, you realise that most people on Keto only have 20g carbs a day, right? Unless this was your only meal for the day you would most likely , if not definitely go over your daily carb intake.

    1. Rachel Avatar
      Rachel

      Hi Danielle

      Are you familiar with how fibre and net carbs work?

      This is 7 grams of net carbs, because the ingredients are so high in fibre (which we need in our diets). You’ll see the fibre listed on the nutritional panel.
      I don’t believe in eating as low carb as possible at the sake of nutrition, and 7 grams net carbs for a substantial, filling salad is very manageable. You’ll also see it mentions to serve it with some grilled meat, meaning the total meal would be around 7 – 8 grams of carbs. Again, very easy to fit into a standard 20 – 25 grams of carbs per day.

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