Za’atar roasted aubergine with Puy lentil salad

Za’atar roasted aubergine with Puy lentil salad

  • serves 2
  • A little effort

Make our easy vegetarian dish for roasted aubergine with Middle Eastern za'atar spice and Puy lentil salad. It's under 300 calories and ready in just 30 minutes but still delivers on flavour. Perfect for 5:2-diet days.


Make these za’atar roasted aubergines, then check out more aubergine recipes such as our smoked aubergine with pepper and walnut salad.



  • 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

Check out more of the best aubergine recipes

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Nutritional Information

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