Mangal salad Recipe (Barbecued vegetables salad from Azerbaijani cuisine)

Mangal salad Recipe  (Barbecued vegetables salad from Azerbaijani cuisine)

Barbecue salad is one of the favorite salads of Azerbaijani cuisine. vegetables are barbecued and chopped and mixed. It is delicious and dietic too. Vegetarians can easily eat. You can also cook it in your own kitchen at home on the stove. If you come to Azerbaijan and order kebab in one of the restaurants, it will be served next to the kebab.

  • 3-4 small eggplants (or 1-2 large eggplants)
  • 5 tomatoes
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 1/2 hot pepper
  • 1/2 red onion
  • fresh basil to taste
  • fresh cilantro to taste
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil

Wash and fully dry eggplants, tomatoes, and bell peppers. Grill them until tender. Ideally, the vegetables for this salad have to be cooked on a grill (or a mangal, which is a Caucasian type of grill) but home oven will do too. (Would you like to make this dish together?  Join our Cooking Masterclasses to learn and taste the national cuisine of Azerbaijan!) Bake them for 30 min in an oven preheated to 375F (tomatoes might be done faster so keep a watch on them). Let them cool. Peel skins and cut the vegetables into small cubes. Put them in a strainer and squeeze to remove excess of juices. Transfer them to a bowl.

Wash, dry and finely chop basil and cilantro. Also finely chop onion, garlic and hot pepper. Add everything to the roasted vegetables, add vinegar, olive oil, and salt (to taste). Mix and transfer to a serving bowl. Let stay in a fridge for 30 min. and enjoy.

Nush olsun! Bon appetite!