San Francisco’s Nopa is everything a great neighborhood restaurant should be: friendly, laid-back, with tasty food. Of our favorite dishes—and there are many—this smoky vegetarian salad from Chef Laurence Jossel really stands out.
Game plan: If you don’t have an outdoor grill you can also roast the eggplant. Heat the oven to 375°F. Prick the eggplants with a fork on all sides to allow steam to escape. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 35 minutes or until they’re soft and collapsed, then proceed with the recipe.