Griddled vegetables with melting aubergines
- Preparation and cooking time
- Serves 2
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
- 1 large aubergine
- ½a lemon , zested and juiced
- 3cloves of garlic , 1 crushed, 2 chopped
- 2 tbsp chopped parsley , plus extra to serve
- 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil , plus a little for drizzling
- 4 tsp omega seed mix (see tip)
- 2 tsp thyme leaves
- 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
- 1 red pepper , deseeded and cut into quarters
- 1 large onion , thickly sliced
- 2 courgettes , sliced on the angle
- 2 large tomatoes , each cut into 3 thick slices
- 8 Kalamata olives , halved
- STEP 1
Grill the aubergine, turning frequently, until soft all over and the skin is blistered, about 8-10 mins. Alternatively, if you have a gas hob, cook it directly over the flame. When it is cool enough to handle, remove the skin, finely chop the flesh and mix with the lemon juice, 1 chopped clove garlic, 1 tbsp parsley, 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil and the seeds. Mix the remaining parsley with the remaining chopped garlic and the lemon zest.
- STEP 2
Meanwhile, mix the thyme, crushed garlic and rapeseed oil and toss with the vegetables, keeping the onions as slices rather than breaking up into rings. Heat a large griddle pan and char the vegetables until tender and marked with lines – the tomatoes will need the least time. Pile onto plates with the aubergine purée and olives, drizzle over a little extra olive oil and scatter with the parsley, lemon zest and garlic.
OMEGA SEED MIX
This and some of the other recipes in the Summer 2018 Healthy Diet Plan include seeds to provide protein and essential omega fatty acids. To make the omega seed mix, combine 3 tbsp each of sesame, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, then store in a jar and use as suggested.
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