Spanish Warm Salad

I have to admit that I really dislike grocery shopping. Supermarkets just don’t do it for me, and I find the whole experience tedious and boring – but necessary. As much as possible though I avoid them, and in Bunbury I can just about get away with it by doing the majority of my fresh food shopping at The Bunbury Farmer’s Market.

There you’ll find mountains of fresh fruit and vegetables that have come straight from the growers to the shelves within hours (so they claim), but I don’t dispute this because everything looks and tastes so good. Yesterday I bought orchard apples that have come from just down the road at Kirup, so only a small carbon footprint there, and then I found an interesting recipe by the stack of eggplants. I didn’t need to hunt and gather too many ingredients, and they were all available within metres of the recipe (how convenient is that?)

I’m not normally that good with eggplants. How to cook an eggplant is a question I’ve often asked my friends. But this recipe was easy to prepare and cook and really yummy – even my vegetable-hating offspring enjoyed it. I used spicy chorizo which gave it a really nice kick, and I added a handful of grape tomatoes to the recipe. This morning I like to think we’re all bouncing around full of vitamins 🙂

Spanish Warm Salad

1 reg capsicum chopped into long slices

2 Chorizo sliced

1 red onion chopped

1 eggplant sliced in half and sliced thinly

1 cup of field mushrooms sliced

250 grams of Fetta cheese diced

1 teaspoon freshly chopped garlic

1 punnet of grape tomatoes

2 tablespoons of olive oil

parsley to garnish

Splash of balsamic vinegar

Salt and pepper to taste

Toss all vegetables and chorizo in the olive oil and garlic. Roast in a baking dish for approx 30 minutes at 200 degrees. Add a handful of grape tomatoes for 10 minutes at the end. Cool, and place on a serving dish. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley. Serve with chunks of freshly toasted Turkish bread.

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3 Comments

  1. Like the recipe Jo … look forward to trying it! Oh I don’t cook so often these days – will get the other half to try it one day soon!
    Ingrid

  2. Johanna

    He he! I expect he’ll add an extra X factor to it 🙂 Let me know…

  3. no name man

    Bunbury Farmers market mentioned buys from the wholesale markets ever since they shifted to 7 day trading. A few things like tomatos and eggplant and capsis come from Kirup but thats all. Oh yeah the green beans are local most times. Everything else sorry….

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