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Baked aubergines with preserved lemons, mint & yogurt

Baked aubergines with preserved lemons, mint & yogurt

Aubergines cooked in their skins but subsequently stripped of them are lusciously soft – a lovely match with sharp preserved lemon and thick Greek yogurt. Enjoy at room temperature as part of a sharing spread, ready to be scooped up with warm flatbreads

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Vegetarian
  • Serves4
  • CourseStarter
  • Prepare20 mins
  • Cook1 hr
  • Total time1 hr 20 mins

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Ingredients

  • 3 aubergines
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Belazu Beldi Preserved Lemon, very finely chopped
  • ½ lemon, juice
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 120g strained Greek yogurt
  • ½ x 25g pack mint, leaves picked, half very finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp mixed seeds (eg sunflower, pumpkin and sesame)
  • Flatbreads, warmed, to serve

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C, gas mark 7. Use the tip of a sharp knife to score 3 lines on each aubergine, from tip to stalk. Put on a baking tray, then bake in the oven for 35 minutes, turning after 20 minutes, until the aubergines appear sunken and squishy. Set aside to cool for a few minutes, then carefully peel the skins away (discard). Cut each aubergine in half, from root to stalk, stopping at the stalk. Season the insides of the aubergines. In a small bowl, combine the oil, preserved lemon, lemon juice and sugar. Spoon 2 tbsp of this mixture over the insides of the aubergines while they’re still hot and set aside to stand for at least 10 minutes.

  2. In a bowl, combine the yogurt and chopped mint; season. Spoon over the base of a shallow bowl or small lipped platter. Lay the aubergines over the yogurt, spoon over the remaining lemon dressing, then scatter with the seeds and remaining mint leaves. Serve with warm flatbreads for scooping.

Nutritional

Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe

Energy

772kJ/ 186kcals

Fat

13g

Saturated Fat

3.6g

Carbohydrates

8.2g

Sugars

7g

Fibre

4.4g

Protein

4.8g

Salt

1.2g

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