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Grilled aubergines and beans with tahini yogurt

High in protein and fibre and packing in three of your five-a day, this aubergine recipe is a weekday winner

Serves 4

Prep Time 15 min

Cooking Time 15 min

Ingredients

  • 4 small aubergines (200–250g each), halved lengthways or thickly sliced
  • Cooking oil spray
  • 400g can borlotti beans in water, drained
  • 1tbsp avocado oil or extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice ½ lemon
  • 2tsp toasted sesame seeds
  • ½ x 25g bunch fresh mint leaves
  • 70g baby rocket, to serve
  • For the tahini yogurt

  • 200g low-fat natural yogurt
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2tbsp tahini

Method

  1. Combine all the ingredients for the tahini yogurt in a small bowl, then set aside.
  2. Heat a non-stick griddle or frying pan over a medium-high heat. Lightly spray the aubergines with oil, then put them in the pan, skin-side down, loosely cover with foil and cook for 8 min. Uncover and turn the aubergines, then cover again with the foil and cook for 5–6 min more until tender and golden.Transfer to a tray or platter and slash the flesh lengthways with a knife.
  3. Mix the beans with the oil and lemon juice, then spoon over the aubergines. Add a few dollops of the tahini yogurt, then sprinkle with the sesame seeds, mint and a grind of black pepper. Serve with the rocket and the rest of the tahini yogurt on the side.
  4. Tip: For a more substantial meal, serve the aubergines with boiled new potatoes in their skins or wholemeal pitta bread.

Nutrition per serving

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199kcal 11.2g 10.3g 1.9g 10.5g 8.1g 0.1g 213mg 15.8g 2.2mg

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