Chargrilled Mediterranean and macadamia salad recipe
Fresh and bursting with flavour, this salad blends the allure a white-sanded Mediterranean isle with the creamy goodness of Australian macadamias.
1 red capsicum
1 yellow capsicum
2 Japanese eggplants, sliced lengthways 1cm thick
2 medium sized zucchinis, sliced lengthways 1cm thick
100g Greek feta, crumbled
1 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
1 cup macadamias, roasted and roughly chopped
macadamia oil for brushing
3 tablespoons macadamia oil
1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon caster sugar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
1. To make the Mediterranean salad, put capsicums on a chargrill and cook all over until blackened. Remove from heat and place into a bowl and cover with cling wrap to steam the skin while cooling.
2. Heat the chargrill to a high heat. Brush each vegetable piece with macadamia oil, then season with
salt and pepper. Cook the eggplant and zucchini on the chargrill on both sides until golden and
softened. Remove from the heat and place into a bowl.
3. To make the vinaigrette. In a small bowl, whisk the macadamia oil, vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt until
combined, season with pepper.
4. Peel the skin off capsicums, remove the seeds and cut into thick strips. Combine all the vegetables,
feta, parsley and macadamias and toss with the vinaigrette just before serving.
This recipe was provided by Australian Macadamias.