Spiced Eggplant-Lentil Salad with Mango

May/June 2010

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Spiced eggplant, lentils and mangoes combine deliciously in this Indian-inspired vegetarian salad. Customize the spiciness of this by choosing mild, medium or hot versions of salsa, chili powders and curry powder. The flavor is even better when the salad is prepared ahead. Recipe by Nancy Baggett for EatingWell.

"Loved it! Used cashews instead of peanuts and substituted cumin for some of the chili powder. "
Spiced Eggplant-Lentil Salad with Mango

18 Reviews for Spiced Eggplant-Lentil Salad with Mango


This is a wonderfully delightful dish. We had a neighbor join us for dinner at the last minute, I think mostly because he was intrigued at how lovely the food was on our plates (we were dining al fresco in the back yard)! It would also be great as a potluck dish.


Our "Let's Eat Healthy" group made this for lunch today and loved it! We also thought we could substitute black beans for the lentils some time for a little different taste.


This recipe won rave reviews at a neighborhood barbecue!!


I really loved the flavors in this, but I just couldn't get past the texture of the slimy mango, and the mushy eggplant.


I had to alter the recipe slightly to fit my family. I tossed 1/2 cup eggplant in EVOO and roasted along side the spicy eggplant. The plain eggplant got tossed with lentils, mango and the dressing (with just a pinch of curry and chili powders) and served to my 10 month old and 3 year old. The grownups got extra doses of chili and curry (we like it hot) and I also added tofu to make the meal a little heartier. I served with warm corn tortillas because we didn't have any Naan. It was a delicious, quick recipe, and the whole family definitely thought it was a winner!


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