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

What kind of salsa suits the best?

I'm planning to make this dish tonight, looking forward after reading all the reviews!
Just a question; what kind of salsa suits best for this dish? En fruity one or more a spicy one.. I love spicy food, but i dont know if it fits to this one?

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Anonymous wrote 1 year 47 weeks ago

By lack of a variety of

By lack of a variety of salsa's here, i used a bit currysalsa and lowered the amount of curry powder. It was good, but i guess a sweeter salsa suits better. Anyway we really enjoyed this dish, full with flavors, fresh and tasty! I definitely will make it more often! Thanks for sharing this with us!


is this to be served hot or cold?

This recipe isn't vegan!

This recipe includes honey so made as is, is not vegan. Looks delicious though and since I myself am not a vegan, I'll be making it soon!

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Anonymous wrote 3 years 2 weeks ago

As a vegan, I appreciate it

As a vegan, I appreciate it when recipes are labelled vegan when the only animal product that is used is honey-- it's harder to find a vegan recipe (or easily-veganized recipe) than it is to do a quick substitution for agave nectar or maple syrup!! Whereas eggs and dairy are harder to substitute, honey is no big deal 95% of the time. However, if you're cooking for a vegan, do remember to make that substitution!


This is my new staple meal. Sooo good. The mango added such a perfect punch, I was so surprised. PLus i've never made eggplant before in my life, and this was so easy and tasty! Just Brilliant

the best non-grilled eggplant recipe

I was looking for an eggplant recipe as a main dinner dish on our vegetarians days, so that my meat-lovers did not suffer from the lack of meat that much. All my previous eggplant dishes were too bland, or too bitter, or too oily, except for greek recipes, but I needed some variety, too. My son does not like lentils and curry, but a combination of eggplant, lentils (I used green), lime-cilantro dressing, and mango work beautifully together, so my son has had this dish with no objection. I am going to play with spices a little bit to adjust to my family's taste, but it's definitely a keeper, especially in winter, when grill is not used.

easy to prepare, fantastic combination

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