Aubergines are meaty and filling – serve this easy veggie treat at your barbecue as a meat-free alternative.
Serves: 4-6
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs: Cheap as chips


    • 2medium aubergines, cut into 1cm (½in) thick slices8-10 tbsp light
    • Olive oil

For the dressing:

    • 100ml (3½fl oz) virgin olive oil
    • Finely zested rind of 1 lemon and 2tbsp juice
    • 1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
    • 4 level tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
    • 2 level tablespoons chopped fresh lemon thyme
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


    1. Brush both sides of the aubergine slices with olive oil and cook them on a medium-hot barbecue for about 3-5 mins on each side, until they are starting to brown.
    1. Meanwhile, place all the ingredients for the dressing in a blender, and whizz until smooth, or finely chop all the ingredients and mix them together well.
    1. When the aubergine slices are cooked, lay them in a large shallow dish and spread the dressing over. Leave for at least 15 mins for the flavours to blend. This salad can be served warm.
    1. Not suitable for freezing

Nutritional information is for the maximum number of servings

Nutritional information per portion

fat 27.0g saturates 4.0g calories 251(kcal)


This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.