Eggplant Salad

Salata Batinjan (sa-la-ta bet-tin-jan)

Preparation info

  • Serves


    (About 1½ quarts )
    • Difficulty


Appears in

Classic Lebanese Cuisine: 170 Fresh And Healthy Mediterranean Favorites

Classic Lebanese Cuisine

By Kamal Al-Faqih

Published 2009

  • About

I composed this version of eggplant salad for a wedding reception with great approval from the newlyweds and their guests. It is it very colorful, and the individual flavors come together beautifully. The buttery texture of the eggplant with the crisp sumak croutons and tart flavor of the turnips is delicious.


Specialty Ingredients

  • Pickled turnips and sumak, both found at specialty markets or online. Or you can prepare fresh Pickled Turnips.


Prepare Ahead

The eggplant and the vegetables can be prepared up to 1 day in advance. Refrigerate separately. Serve as directed.