Spicy harissa aubergine pie served in a casserole dish

Spicy harissa aubergine pie

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 1 hr, 20 mins

Easy

Serve 4-6

Make this veggie bake filled with lentils, sweet potato, feta and aubergine for an easy family meal. You can freeze any leftovers

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving (6)

  • kcal430
  • fat13g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs57g
  • sugars25g
  • fibre15g
  • protein12g
  • salt1.6g
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Ingredients

  • 3 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…

  • 2 aubergines, cut into chunks
    Aubergine

    Aubergine

    oh-ber-geen

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

  • 2 red onions, finely sliced
  • 2 large garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp rose harissa paste
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 400g can cherry tomatoes
    Tomato

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 250g pouch cooked puy lentils
    Lentils

    Lentils

    len-til

    The lentil plant (Lens Culinaris) originates from Asia and North Africa and is one of our oldest…

  • 100g pitted green olives
    Bowl of olives

    Olive

    ol-liv

    Widely grown all over the Mediterranean, where they've been cultivated since biblical times…

  • 1 small bunch parsley, finely chopped
    Parsley

    Parsley

    par-slee

    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 1.3kg sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3cm chunks
    Sweet potatoes

    Sweet potato

    sweet po-tate-toe

    Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…

  • 100g feta, crumbled
    Feta

    Feta

    feh-tah

    A creamy soft white cheese with an ancient history - nomadic tribes who needed to preserve the…

Method

  1. Heat 2 tbsp of the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Fry the aubergines for 10-15 mins until golden and softened. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.

  2. Fry the onions with the remaining oil for 7-10 mins or until softened. Add the garlic, 1 tbsp of the harissa and the coriander and cook for 1 min more. Return the aubergines to the pan with the tomatoes, lentils, olives and a can of water. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 mins. Season, then stir through the parsley.

  3. Cook the sweet potatoes in a large pan of boiling lightly salted water for 15 mins. Drain and leave to steam-dry, then mash and stir through the remaining harissa. Spoon the aubergine filling into a large baking dish, scatter over half the feta and spoon over the potatoes. Scatter the remaining feta over the pie.

  4. Heat the grill to its highest setting. Grill the pie for 7-10 mins or until the top is crisp and golden. To freeze, leave to cool completely before portioning out into small freezerproof containers.

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