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Monday 6 July 2015

Marinated Aubergine & Rocket Salad : But What Is Rocket !


Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It has a strong, peppery flavour, and the leaves have a slight 'bite' to them. If you see 'rucola' or 'arugula' for sale or on a restaurant menu - it's the same thing.

Available year-round in supermarkets. Rocket is incredibly easy to grow, in fact, it could take over your whole veg patch.

Choose the best:
Look for perky dark-bright green leaves. Avoid those that look slimy, yellowed or browning, as they're past their best.

Prepare it:
Just rinse and go.

Store it:
Store in the bottom part of your fridge, in brown paper or a perforated bag. It will last for a maximum of 2 days.

Cook it:

Mix with other salad leaves, if liked.

You may also wish to try this recipe idea below.

Marinated Aubergine & Rocket Salad 

Juicy chunks of roasted aubergine add satisfaction to this sweet and super-healthy salad, at 9g carbs per serving ... you may wish to give this a try.

Marinated aubergine & rocket salad

Serves Four (9g carbs per serving)

2 aubergines, cut into small chunks
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
small handful sultanas
50g bag rocket

1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Toss the aubergine with 2 tbsp olive oil and seasoning in a large roasting tin and roast for 30 mins until golden and soft.
2. When cooked, toss with the vinegar, sultanas and remaining oil. Scatter over the rocket just before serving. Can be served warm or at room temperature.

Original recipe idea here

You may wish to serve it with a nice dish such as:

Herbed Lamb Cutlets with Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables

 ... please find recipe idea here

For more on the health benefits of aubergine use this link here

Hope you enjoy these recipe suggestions and thanks for reading.

All the best Jan


Anonymous said...

I like rocket for its peppery taste. This dish looks a very good recipe to try. One for my list.

Jenny S

Gail said...

Mmmmm, looks yummy.

Have a great week.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Jenny ... yes rocket is a peppery taste, I love it !
Hope you like the recipe when you get around to trying it.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Gail, and many thanks for your comment.
Do hope your week is going well.
Take Care

All the best Jan

handmade by amalia said...

I love rocket, will try this.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Amalia, and many thanks for your comment. If you love rocket, I'm sure you will like this recipe.

Enjoy it !

All the best Jan