Griddled aubergines with yogurt & mint

Griddled aubergines with yogurt & mint

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 50 mins


Serves 4
Makes a great starter, accompaniment to grilled meats, or ciabatta filling

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal105
  • fat7g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs8g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre4g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.33g


  • 4 small aubergines, sliced into 1cm/½in thick rounds



    Although it's technically a fruit (a berry, to be exact), the aubergine is used as a…

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 150g pot natural yogurt



    Yogurt is made by adding a number of types of harmless bacteria to milk, causing it to ferment.…

  • juice of ½ lemon



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • small bunch mint leaves, coarsely chopped



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…


  1. Drizzle the aubergine slices with olive oil and a little salt and pepper, and toss in a bowl. Heat a griddle pan until hot and cook the slices on both sides until soft and lightly charred; you’ll need to do this in batches. Leave to cool slightly on a serving plate.

  2. Meanwhile, mix the yogurt with the lemon juice, garlic and mint in a bowl. Season the mixture to taste. Drizzle the yogurt mixture over the griddled aubergine and serve at room temperature.

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3rd Jul, 2016
I've never cooked aubergine before. Can I pre griddle the slices earlier in dau then warm through in oven before dressing and serving?
3rd Mar, 2015
Use parsley or coriander instead of mint as hate mint, but a nice simple side dish
31st Oct, 2010
Tasty, made it as part of a Moroccan themed dinner party :)
22nd Aug, 2009
Tasty!Good alongside a curry or something similar as the yogurt cools the hotness or spiceness of it.
3rd Jul, 2016
Can I pre griddle the aubergine slices earlier in the day then warm through in oven before dressing and serving?
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9th Aug, 2016
Hi Steph, yes you can pre-griddle the aubergines. Allow them to cool, cover and then reheat when ready. You'll always get optimal results if you griddle then serve straightaway but this will still work if you want to get ahead. Good luck!
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