Grilled eggplant and haloumi with saffron, chilli, garlic and lemon yoghurt dressing is the most perfect accompany salad to bring along to your next BBQ feast. Perhaps try it for Australia Day.
I loved the simplicity of the ingredients I used combined with a depth of flavour introduced from the saffron, garlic, lemon and chilli combined.
A dish that will not just lift your spirits it will give you a boost of the good stuff and read here why:
Eggplants are a great source of folate (this helps treat low iron in the blood), fibre (digestion) and some magnesium which is great for sleep.
Garlic nurtures your immunity, rich in vitamin C and is a good antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
Lemon adds that extra boost of vitamin C for your immunity and helps to stimulate digestion.
Chilli is another great source of vitamin C, it is beneficial to add some at the end to get its best benefits.
Saffron (according to this book) can help regulate the menstrual cycle, help with digestive disorders and has been used as an anti-depressant.