Berreta. I wanted the flavors, but needed to make it a meal so I thought lentils would hearty it up a bit. There is no eggplant in it, but you could certainly throw it in there. I like the cold cooked lentils at Trader Joe's to make this super fast. I topped mine with burrata cheese (an option they also give you at Berreta), but you could do another cheese or none at all.
1 lb cooled cooked lentils
1/2 cup chopped castelvetrano olives
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 cup baby heirloom tomatoes, sliced in half
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
3 Tablespoons chopped fresh basil
2 Tablespoons capers
3 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Salt and Pepper to taste
8 oz burrata cheese (optional)
Combine ingredients in large salad bowl and toss. Add additional seasoning as desired. Top with burrata just before serving (if using).