Try this grilled aubergine sabich salad, then check out more aubergine recipes, such as our sabich with green tahini.


  • 200g bulgar wheat
  • 6 eggs
  • 12 quail’s eggs
  • 2 medium aubergines
  • olive oil
  • 1 tsp sumac
  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • 2 sticks celery, diced
  • 1 (or half a regular cucumber) Lebanese cucumber, shredded and diced
  • 200g plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • a small bunch of each mint or coriander or flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 2 lemons, zested and juiced
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 250g greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • to serve flatbread, warmed


  • STEP 1

    Boil the kettle, and tip the bulgar wheat into a bowl with some seasoning. Pour over just enough boiling water to cover, cover with clingfilm and leave while you prepare the rest.

  • STEP 2

    Sit the hen’s eggs in a large pan with enough cold water to cover them. Bring to the boil, then simmer and cook for 6 minutes. Scoop out of the pan, then drop in the quail’s eggs and simmer for 3 minutes. Run all the eggs under cold water, and when cold enough to handle peel away the shells. Thickly slice the hen’s eggs and halve the quails.

  • STEP 3

    Heat a griddle or frying pan. Slice the aubergines into 1cm slices lengthways and griddle in batches, brushing slices with 2 tbsp of oil, until charred and soft. When the aubergines are ready, sprinkle with sumac and season.

  • STEP 4

    Stir the onion, celery, cucumber and tomato through the bulgar wheat with the mint, coriander and most of the parsley, plus 2 tbsp oil, the zest and juice from 1 lemon. Season. Slice the aubergines in half lengthways and mix these through the salad.

  • STEP 5

    Mix the remaining lemon juice with the tahini paste, yogurt and sesame seeds – saving a few to sprinkle on the top. Add 1 tbsp water to get the dressing to a spoonable consistency.

  • STEP 6

    Pile the salad and eggs on a platter. Add a bowl of the yogurt, some warmed flatbreads, and scatter with the parsley and sesame seeds.

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