Charred Eggplant Salad

Patlican Salata

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    6

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Anatolia

By David Dale and Somer Sivrioglu

Published 2015

  • About

If you’ve been in Turkey for more than a day, you’ve had a version of this salad, which would have arrived automatically when you sat down for lunch or meze. It’s a candidate for the title of National Dish.

The flesh of the eggplant has a lovely texture but does not have much flavour of its own. It’s a great carrier of flavours, though—particularly the smokiness that comes when the skin is burnt on a barbecue or char-grill or open gas flame. The other key flavour he