Sylvia's Turkish Eggplant Salad

After attending a cooking course with Sylvia Molnar on Turkish cuisine, I've been craving the complex flavours of Turkish and other eastern Mediterranean cuisines. Countries such as Turkey, Lebannon, Greece and Syria share similar ingredients and flavours, yet each country has distinctive ways to prepare and serve these foods.

One ingredient that is very common in Turkish cuisine is eggplant. This is Sylvia's recipe for Classic Eggplant Salad. You can mash it and leave some texture to serve as a salad or you can purée it for a smooth spread.