I love aubergines so much, in fact I just love veg full stop! We live on a very tight budget and when you can buy a huge aubergine for 40p each it makes so much more sense than buying expensive tasteless meats like chicken.
Smoky, sweet and soft, this is a perfect cheap lunch or supper.
I pretty much made this just using stuff from the cupboard, it feeds 2 …
- 1 large aubergine
- olive oil
- 1 garlic clove
- mixed herbs
- chilli sauce (I used smoked chipotle)
- pinch of salt
- Seeds (I used sunflower but pine nuts would be nice or pumpkin seeds)
Slice the aubergine in half and score criss crosses into the flesh. Drizzle with a little olive oil.
Finally chop the garlic and push the garlic pieces into the gaps where you have scored the aubergine.
Sprinkle with a little salt and dried mixed herbs and kind of rub/massage the top of the aubergine to help the garlic and seasoning infuse into it.
Drizzle with honey and sprinkle seeds on top, the honey helps the seeds stick to your aubergine, neat huh?
Place them skin side down on a baking tray and pop into a hot over for about 20 mins or until the aubergine is soft and the seeds are all toasted and yum.
Serve with some cous cous and salad.