Warm aubergine, quinoa and tofu salad with ginger dressing

Warm aubergine, quinoa and tofu salad with ginger dressing

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Serves
2
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Lisa Linder

A delicious salad that I love to eat warm, but it also works cold. Quinoa is a wonderful ancient grain that is gluten-free and easy to digest. It is particularly good for those with a kapha and pitta imbalance. Tofu is a healthy way of eating protein and should be included in all diets (some with a vata imbalance may find it hard to digest, but you can substitute cooked chicken). There are differing opinions on aubergines – like all other vegetables they have a lot of immune-boosting properties and heart-healthy properties, but as a family of the nightshade family, they can aggravate allergies and arthritis so eat in moderation if you are prone to these. Kapha should omit the pine nuts.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 medium purple aubergine, sliced 1 cm thick and cut into halves or quarters
200g tofu, cut into cubes
50g quinoa, cooked according to the packet instructions
3 handfuls small lettuce leaves
25 large fresh mint leaves, shredded
1 1/2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted and roughly chopped, (for pitta and vata only)
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Dressing

Quantity Ingredient
1 1/2-2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 teaspoons fresh ginger paste
2-3 teaspoons lemon juice, or to taste
1 1/2 teaspoons raw cane sugar

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
  2. Use your fingers to rub a little oil on both sides of all the aubergine pieces. Lay them on a large, non-stick baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Add the tofu to the baking sheet and cook for a further 6–8 minutes or until the aubergine pieces yield completely when pierced.
  3. To make the dressing, whisk together the ingredients until the sugar has completely dissolved, then season to taste.
  4. Place the hot, cooked aubergines, tofu and quinoa into a large bowl along with the leaves, mint and pine nuts (if using). Pour over the dressing, mix well and serve.
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health
diet
ayurvedic
ayurveda
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