aubergine slices

Spiced roast baby aubergines

  • serves 6
  • A little effort

These roast baby aubergines are a wonderful addition to a mezze table or can be served alongside lamb or couscous at any Middle-Eastern style dinner. The aubergines can be cooked a day ahead or on the morning, then reheated to serve.


Make these roast baby aubergines, then check out more aubergine recipes such as our smoked aubergine with pepper and walnut salad.



  • aubergines 12 baby or 6 small, halved lengthways
  • olive oil
  • ground cumin 1 tsp
  • ground coriander 1 tsp
  • smoked paprika ½ tsp
  • lemon juice 2 tbsp
  • garlic 1 clove, crushed


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Cut the flesh of the aubergines in a criss-cross pattern but don’t cut through the skin. Mix 3 tbsp olive with the rest of the ingredients and season well.

  • Step 2

    Put the aubergines cut-side up in a roasting tin. Spoon over the marinade. Roast until meltingly tender, about 40-50 minutes.

Check out more of the best aubergine recipes

Fish-fragrant aubergines

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 62
  • Fat 5.9g
  • Carbs 1.6g
  • Fibre 0.9g
  • Protein 0.7g
  • Salt 0.01g