Eggplants - how we all love it. Most of us love eating eggplants, but yet we try to avoid preparing it at home. It's an oil hungry sponge! Well, sort of. It drink oil right into it before it is cooked. And it wants more. I think we all love to eat the Chinese EUSHANG-CHIEZE I am not sure how you spell its pronunciation, but basically I think it is translated as Szechwan style fried eggplants?
I learned a couple of ways to tackle it without using much oil - Microwave it (no oil needed) or roasting method. For this salad, I roasted all the vegetables. Peeled, cut, and tossed all together in a large bowl with lemon vinaigrette.