Pan Seared Eggplant with Buttermilk Dressing

Hi Everyone!  Today, I'm sharing my new favorite salad!  This salad is packed with healthy ingredients and it is so delicious!  I love anything with eggplant, goat cheese and pine nuts.  The pine nuts bring a little extra crunch to the salad along with the cucumbers.  It has a wonderful dressing made with buttermilk and sautéd shallots (they are so yummy on their own) and it would be good on any number of things including a sandwich.  You'll have leftover dressing to experiment with if you like.  

I won't say that this salad was quick to make, but it was worth it!  It is also delicious leftover, just add more avocado the next day and have it for lunch.  I was alone for dinner so it was the only thing I made, but next time, I'll serve it with grilled skewered shrimp.  I hope you'll make it and let me know what you think!  I didn't include the pine nuts and goat cheese in the recipe because I added them at the last minute.  Add as much goat cheese as you like, you can't go wrong!  Enjoy!

Pan Seared Eggplant Salad with Buttermilk Dressing
Pan Seared Eggplant Salad with Buttermilk Dressing
Pan Seared Eggplant Salad with Buttermilk Dressing
Handmade bowl by Rebecca Leigh Smith

I served extra dressing in a beautiful handmade bowl, made by my daughter Rebecca!  Be sure to take a look at her website to see more of her work!

Pan Seared Eggplant Salad with Buttermilk Dressing
Pan Seared Buttermilk Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

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