Chilli-roasted aubergines

This easy meat-free meal can be ready to eat in just 30 minutes.

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 20 minutes

Serves: 2


2 aubergines, halved lengthways
1 red chilli, deseeded and thinly sliced
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
50g toasted pine nuts
25g pack fresh basil, chopped
25g Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, grated


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6.  Place the aubergines on a baking tray, cut-side up, and sprinkle over the chilli, 1 tbsp of he oil and seasoning.  Bake for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, mix together the remaining oil, pine nuts, basil and cheese.  Spoon over the aubergines and bake for a further 5 minutes.  Great served with rocket salad and crusty bread.