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7 wonderful ways with roasted aubergine

by Malou Herkes

published on 13 July 2018

These roasted aubergine recipes will inspire you to make the most of this summer vegetable, with dishes that range from hearty bakes to vibrant salads. A versatile ingredient, aubergine adds delicious texture and substance to veggie and meat-based dishes alike. Here’s our pick of the best.

Roast Aubergine and Chickpea Salad

Roast Aubergine and Chickpea Salad

by Heather Thomas

With aubergines, chickpeas, feta, and pomegranate, this dish makes a quick and colourful midweek meal.

From the book

Aubergine and Mozzarella Bake (Melanzane Alla Parmigiana)

Aubergine and Mozzarella Bake (Melanzane Alla Parmigiana)

by Michaela, Emanuela and Romina Chiappa

This Italian-inspired vegetarian recipe layers up aubergine, cheese and tomato sauce, to create a one-pan dish the whole family will love.

Buttermilk Aubergines

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Aubergine with Buttermilk Sauce

from Plenty

This rustic but delicate dish from Yotam Ottolenghi combines roasted aubergine with a light, tangy buttermilk sauce and zingy pomegranate seeds.



This vegan recipe from The Green Roasting Tin is an easy, one-tin take on the classic Catalan dish of escalivada, made with roasted aubergines, tomatoes, and peppers.

Cheese-Topped Baked Aubergines

Cheese-Topped Baked Aubergines

For an extra-cheesy twist on aubergine parmigiana, try these cheese-topped baked aubergines from Mary Berry’s Complete Cookbook.



by Mary McCartney

This vegetarian twist on moussaka, from At My Table by Mary McCartney, is hearty, delicious and guaranteed to be popular with vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.

Chermoula Aubergine with Bulgar and Yoghurt

Chermoula Aubergine with Bulgar and Yoghurt

by Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi

This Middle Eastern-inspired recipe features warming spices, fragrant coriander and refreshing yoghurt.


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