Salads, Sides

Sumac on Eggplant


If you love eggplant this is a dish for you.  In the end the eggplant absorbs the sumac which is a middle eastern spice made from berries and becomes soft and gooey.  You will find it in the spices section at your supermarket.  Another nice addition for lunches but great as a vege side for dinner with a small piece of meat.  PS Garlic helps keep away coughs and colds as well as the vampires!

​You could also whip up some yogurt to drizzle over the eggplant. Maybe add a touch of honey and lemon juice then drizzle over and finish with some more sumac over the top


  • 5 or 6 baby eggplants.
  • Lemon Olive Oil.
  • Sumac spice.
  • Crushed garlic
  • Green herbs to serve (mint would be nice)


  1. Cut eggplants in half and char grill to give that nice scored look.
  2. Place in baking tray drizzle with a little oil, add garlic, sprinkle with sumac.
  3. Bake until soft about 20 to 30 minutes at 160deg. You don’t want the garlic to burn so lower the temp a little. It’s sensitive being you know!
  4. You can cut in half again or serve as is on a lovely platter and sprinkle with your fav fresh herbs.



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