This recipe is a godsend and is a favourite in this house. Salads are not usually our thing despite living in the tropics. This recipe is great as these are the vegetables that are most frequently in season here. It doesn't take long to make and if you use coloured pasta and interesting shapes you have a great recipe for pot luck dinners and BBQs that always disappears quickly. The eggplant we use are the Lebanese eggplant which don't need the salting routine.