Sweet & sour aubergines

Sweet & sour aubergines

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 4 - 6
A great accompaniment to cooked pasta as a veggie main course

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal185
  • fat14g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs12g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre5g
  • protein3g
  • salt1.26g


  • 3 medium aubergines, cubed



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

  • 1 red onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 4 tbsp good 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…

  • 1 tbsp caper, optional
    Capers in bowl



    Capers are the small flower buds of the Capparis shrub that grows in the Mediterranean. As they…

  • 85g green olives
  • 400g ripe tomatoes, chopped



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

  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sugar, brown or white



    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…


  1. Heat oven to 190C/fan 170/gas 5. Toss the aubergines and onion in the oil in an ovenproof dish or roasting tin, and season. Roast for 20 mins until starting to tenderise and brown.

  2. Stir in the capers, olives, tomatoes, vinegar and sugar. Cook for a further 20 mins, stirring occasionally, until everything is soft. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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24th Jul, 2011
Really interesting flavours with the sweet sour mix.Had it with lovely French bread to mop up the juices, will try it next time with cous-cous. My Veggie daughter said it was a 'make again' recipe - always a good sign! -
5th Nov, 2008
I loved this but hubby hated it. He's not a veg lover. I divided up the leftovers and will give half to a vegetarian friend who I know will enjoy it. The rest will be for me to snack on with biscuits and cheese.
30th Sep, 2008
excellent, unusual taste
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