Enjoy this salad as a meal on its own during hot summer days, or as a tasty side-dish


2-3 cups iceberg lettuce, washed and cut into strips
1 small carrot, grated
2 tbsp boiled corn kernels
1-2 tbsp roasted eggplant cubes
2 tomatoes, sliced
1 cucumber, sliced
croutons made from yesterday’s bread (search Ciao Karmela for recipe) – optional
1 cup 1000 Island Dressing (search Ciao Karmela for recipe)


Place the lettuce into a large bowl. Add the tomatoes and the cucumber, the carrot, corn and eggplant. Pour over with the dressing prior to serving.

Slice the eggplant and then dice the slices. Fry briefly in a little bit of oil, in a grill pan. Leave to cool, place in a jar, pour over with a little olive oil, add 1 finely chopped clove garlic and keep in the fridge.