I’ve just made this griddled aubergine with yummy tahini dressing for my husband as he’s super busy and just a little stressed due to the fact that he has his yoga teacher practical exam tomorrow. It’s one of his favourite lunches and the perfect stand by meal so we always have aubergines in the fridge. It’s really easy to make, light and healthy and packs a flavour punch.
I know that aubergines aren’t to everyone’s taste, I’m guessing it’s a texture thing? I love them and I think that griddling them so that they get a rich smoky flavour is the perfect way to cook aubergines – delicious!
The tahini dressing is delicious and really versatile, great on salads, roast cauliflower, baked sweet potato, and on this griddled aubergine. I like adding loads of lemon juice and two cloves of garlic as I’m a garlic fiend and like a lot of garlic but you may want to start with one clove.
Topping the charred griddled aubergine with my tahini dressing, toasted pine nuts and pomegranate seeds gives it a lovely Middle Eastern flavour.
You may need to griddle them a little longer if you have larger aubergines (test that the middle is cooked before taking off the heat).
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