Aubergine Meze Recipe

Chargrilled baby aubergines meze

  • serves 8
  • Easy

Check out this easy veggie meze with chargrilled baby aubergines. This simple yet incredibly moreish recipe is ready in under an hour, a perfect dish to serve at your next dinner party


Try this chargrilled aubergine mezze, then check out more vegetarian BBQ recipes, such as our BBQ auberginesaubergine kebabs and smoky miso aubergines



  • baby aubergines 700g, halved lengthways
  • olive oil 2 tbsp, plus extra for the couscous
  • giant couscous 500g
  • vegetable stock 1 litre
  • lemons 2, zested and juiced
  • mint a small bunch, chopped
  • dill a small bunch, chopped
  • hummus 2 x 200g tubs
  • natural yogurt 150ml
  • roasted red peppers from a jar 4 large, chopped
  • pomegranate molasses 4 tbsp
  • feta 200g block, crumbled
  • pine nuts 4 tbsp, toasted
  • mini pittas warmed to serve


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Toss the aubergines with the olive oil and lots of seasoning. Spread out on a large oiled baking tray and cook for 20-30 minutes or until completely soft and golden, and there’s no sponginess left. Alternatively, you can BBQ over indirect heat, turning and cooking until completely soft and golden. Once cooked, cover with foil to keep warm and soften a little more.

  • Step 2

    Pour a little olive oil into a large frying pan, add the couscous then fry for 2-3 minutes or until golden. Pour in the vegetable stock and cook for 10-15 minutes or until just tender. Stir in 1/2 the lemon zest and juice, cool and stir in most of the herbs.

  • Step 3

    Mix the hummus with the yogurt and the rest of the lemon juice and zest, then spoon onto 8 plates and spread out. Top with the couscous and red peppers. Arrange the aubergines on top of the couscous and drizzle with some of the pomegranate molasses. Scatter over the feta and pine nuts, then another drizzle of molasses and the remaining herbs. Serve with the pittas.

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Baby Aubergines mezze

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 597
  • Fat 29.6g
  • Saturates 4.9g
  • Carbs 59.1g
  • Sugars 7.1g
  • Fibre 8.1g
  • Protein 19.5g
  • Salt 1.5g