Roast aubergines with spinach and sweet potato fries on a plate

Aubergine recipes

Great at soaking up flavours, aubergine (also known as eggplant) works well in stews, salads and curries. Try them baked, grilled or barbecued as a veggie main or in side dishes.

24 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Try aubergine for a filling veggie meal worthy of Sunday lunch. Teamed with a goulash sauce and sweet potato chips, you can pack in all five of your 5-a-day

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
12 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Rustle up this protein-packed salad in just 25 minutes. Made with sirloin steak, fried aubergine and feta in a zesty dressing, it makes a great summer dish

25 mins
Easy
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5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Pack all five of your 5-a-day into one healthy vegan dish. Flavoured with garlic, lemon and herbs, it's delicious griddled on the hob or cooked on the barbecue

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
7 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Combine chickpeas and aubergine with garlic and cumin for these tasty, healthy vegan canapés. Everyone will love them served with our harissa yogurt

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Combine aubergine, watermelon, black rice and feta to make this quirky summer salad. It's topped with shards of sesame brittle for added drama and texture

1 hr and 10 mins
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Vegetarian
15 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A showstopping family curry, perfect for a special occasion. Pair the chunky spiced aubergine and turmeric-coated lamb cutlets with rice and cooling yogurt

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
19 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Looking for a simple side or starter that delivers on taste? Look no further than roast aubergines with yogurt and harissa. It's vegetarian and gluten free

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make this aubergine raita as a side dish for a summer barbecue. With yogurt, spring onions and mint, it's a refreshing accompaniment to meat dishes

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
10 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

Make this beef stew when the nights draw in. With aubergine and Chinese spices, the flavours are warming and it's slow-cooked for deliciously tender meat 

3 hrs and 50 mins
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26 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

As well as being tasty, this aubergine and artichoke is low fat, low calorie and cost effective. Make a large batch and eat it cold the next day

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

This easy veggie black rice salad with roasted aubergine is a perfect pick-me-up supper or a simple lunch. Top with a soft-boiled egg and a yogurt dressing

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
10 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A cheat's way to create that classic Italian dish, aubergine Parmigiana, with just four ingredients and no fuss. Assemble this family-friendly meal in minutes

1 hr and 2 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
392 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This warming aubergine chilli is low fat and four of your five-a-day. Serve up this smoky spiced supper with brown rice and all your favourite trimmings

2 hrs and 25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
199 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Slightly sweet with added richness from the coconut milk, this simple vegan curry is a winner. It's also freezable if you need a quick midweek fix

1 hr
Easy
Vegan
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This intense, smoky aubergine dip is ideal for a party platter with plenty of crackers for serial munchers. The blackened skins add depth of flavour

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
8 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This recipe ensures a crispy-bottomed pizza without ever turning on the oven. It's easy, veggie and 2 of your 5-a-day

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
21 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

An easy vegetarian slow cooker recipe, packed with summer flavours - ideal if you're busy, simply put it on in the morning and it'll be ready come supper time

8 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
15 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

This healthy aubergine gratin makes a moreish side dish with lamb but can be eaten veggie as well

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 3.1 out of 5 star rating

Little Sicilian savoury-sweet morsels, a bit like meatballs, but made with flavoursome aubergine flesh. Serve plain or with a fresh tomato sauce for dipping

1 hr and 10 mins
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Vegetarian
26 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Black cardamom is gorgeous with aubergines. It has a distinctive smoky flavour, although it's subtle in this dish

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Creamy coconut and lightly spiced aubergine work wonderfully with bavette steak. Feel free to swap the naan for rice or even homemade poppadums

35 mins
Easy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A fresh summer salad that won't leave the veggies feeling left out come barbecue season. Grilled vegetables, herbs, quinoa and crunchy hazelnuts give a variety of gorgeous textures and flavours

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
10 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

A lightly spiced lamb bake with artichoke hearts, a cherry tomato ragu and layers of fried aubergine and potato

3 hrs and 20 mins
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1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This is loosely based on the Turkish dish of lahmacun, but with a thicker bread base similar to pizza. Great for using leftover lamb, the charred aubergine gives a smoky depth

55 mins
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