I was lucky enough to be invited to two weddings in almost as many weeks. They were both beautiful and fun, but needless to say, this month has been filled with more than its fair share of champagne, and cake, and fancy dinner rolls, and champagne, and cake, and artfully arranged steak and potato towers, and champagne, and cake--and did I mention champagne and cake? So by the time I returned home last night, my body was screaming for some vegetables, but my tired and travel weary self just wanted some comfort food.
This Spiced Eggplant Salad was a hit on both fronts--it was packed with enough eggplant and tomatoes to feel virtuous, but it tasted positively decadent. Just the thing for when you've overindulged but still want more. The recipe is from Simon Hopkinson's book Roast Chicken and Other Stories, and I found it on one of my all time favorite food blogs, The Amateur Gourmet. Click here for the recipe.