This is a healthy salad that is great as a mezze side dish. Smoky, lemony and full of flavour.

This would be perfect with a nice grilled piece of fish such as Sea bass or Sea trout.

Or if you are vegetarian, a mezze platter of falafel, hummus, grilled flatbread and crudites would be fantastic also with this smoked aubergine salad.

To get the smoky flavour, you pierce the aubergines all around with a fork and cook them over a low flame or on a hot grill pan. You burn the skins and keep turning as you cook the aubergines. This gives the flesh a really smoky flavour.

Once the aubergines are cooled, you scrape out the flesh and sit in a sieve to drain excess liquid. Then mix with your finely diced onion, garlic, chopped tomatoes and parsley. Mix all together with the lemon juice, olive oil and salt and pepper.