Thursday, 15 September 2011

Easy Dining

This week in Ireland it is National Organic Week. It aims to raise consumer awareness of the benefits of organic produce and encourage people to eat locally produced organic food more regularly. Here is a great roasted vegetable salad using the best of organic produce.

Ingredients (serves 4)
1-2 Aubergines
8 unpeeled garlic cloves
2 red peppers halved and deseeded
3 tbsp. olive oil
2tbsp balsamic vinegar
4 scallions finely chopped
8-10 black olives
salt and pepper
mixed salad leaves
200g feta cheese.


Slice aubergines and mix with 6 garlic cloves and 1 tbsp of olive oil. Spread on a baking sheet and roast for 20 mins. Grill peppers until blackened. Cover with a tea towel and leave to cool. Then remove the skins and cut into strips.Whisk the vinegar with remaining oil in a large bowl, peel and chop garlic and add to the bowl. Mix in the aubergine, peppers, scallions and olives.Season with salt and pepper. Arrange salad leaves on a platter and top with aubergine mixture. Sprinkle with feta cheese to serve.

Image via an Bord Bia.

For a filling lunch, just serve with some fresh crusty bread!!


  1. Anne did you make that yourself? It looks DELICIOUS!!!!! I actually love healthy food and am pretty ok with my eating habits but struggle finding new healthy recipies to cook so am so going to add this to my recipie lists - I'll let you know how I go.

    Anna xo

  2. Hi Anna.This is from the Irish Food Bord recipes.I have tried it myself and it is lovely!

  3. Hi Anne, I have company coming over this weekend and the food needs to be gluten free- this salad is perfect! Will definitely try. I caught up on your blog (stupid blogger still won't update from your blog???) and I really enjoy seeing your fashion finds and the pics of your wonderful family. Your son looked so handsome for the debs ball and your girls looked so cute in their 'vogue' covershots. I look forward to seeing more. Gosh I can't wait to visit Ireland with the kids one day :)

  4. Anne this looks delicious indeed! I am actually a huge believer in organic produce (also because of the fact that it tastes so much better!).

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  6. Thanks for this, have become obsessed with aubergines lately especially in Thai food. They have a meatiness that I love. This salad looks perfect and nice and simple

  7. Hi there Anne! Lovely also for me to have a fellow Irish blogger! Your blog will be another great way to keep in contact with home. Claire

  8. I am a huge fan of veggies and salads!! This one looks really yummy!!! Thanks for sharing, sweet Anne!!


  9. Sounds good!


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