Sweet Pea's Kitchen

Since the weather has been warming up here in Central Illinois, Andrew and I have been taking advantage of the unusually high temperatures by firing up the grill and dining al fresco each evening. This light and simple salad is one of my favorite dishes to make once the weather warms up. It’s hearty enough for a healthy light lunch but also makes for a wonderful side dish to grilled meats. And the flavor? Well this flavor combination couldn’t get any better! Grilled eggplant topped with goat cheese crumbles, toasted pine nuts, basil and mint, then drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

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Grilled Eggplant and Goat Cheese Salad

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  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 7 Japanese eggplant, ends trimmed, cut crosswise into 1-inch wide slices
  • 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 3 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1/3 cup basil, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons…

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