Za’atar roasted aubergine with Puy lentil salad

Za’atar roasted aubergine with Puy lentil salad

  • serves 2
  • A little effort

Za'atar is a Middle Eastern spice mix. Use it in this recipe for za'atar roasted aubergine with Puy lentil salad, a dish that's vegetarian, under 300 calories and ready in just 30 minutes but still delivers on flavour. Perfect for 5:2-diet days.



  • Puy lentils 75g 
  • baby aubergines 200g, quartered
  • za’atar 1 tbsp (or mix 1 tsp of sumac, dried oregano and sesame seeds)
  • oil
  • red onion ½, finely diced
  • sultanas 2 tbsp 
  • red wine vinegar 2 tsp
  • flat-leaf parsley a handful 


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Cook the Puy lentils in boiling salted water for 20 minutes until tender, then drain and leave to cool. Meanwhile, toss the aubergine with the za’atar, 1 tsp oil and season. Tip onto a baking sheet and roast for 15-20 minutes until softened and golden.

  • Step 2

    Toss the onion, sultanas, and red wine vinegar together and leave to marinate while the aubergine is cooking. Toss with the drained lentils, roasted aubergine, parsley and season. Tip onto a platter to serve

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 183
  • Fat 1.9g
  • Saturates 0.3g
  • Carbs 20.3g
  • Fibre 4.2g
  • Protein 3.8g
  • Salt 0.2g