Warm Eggplant Salad with Hemp Seed Sauce

Eggplant Salad Recipe
For this comforting roasted eggplant salad, Sergey and Ivan glaze the eggplant with kvass, a traditional Slavic drink made from fermented rye bread.Simon Bajada

The eggplant in this warm, substantial salad is used two ways; puréed into a baba ghannouj-like spread, and roasted then glazed with kvass, Russia's barely alcoholic beverage made from fermented brown bread. Chefs Ivan and Sergey Berezutskiy, who brew their own, say kvass gives the dish an extra umami boost, but a comparable replacement can be made by adding a drop of apple cider vinegar to a dark, malty beer.