Chargrilled Aubergine with Lemon and Garlic recipe

Preparation Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 10 minutes

This flavour-packed salad has bags of flavour - aubergines are griddled until lightly charred, tossed with a lemon and garlic dressing and topped with salty feta and basil. Serve with toasted ciabatta.


  • 2 large aubergines
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 7 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 200g feta cheese
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped basil leaves


  1. Slice the aubergines lengthways. Brush with 2 tbsp. of olive oil mixed with 1 garlic clove. Cook on a griddle pan over a medium heat until browned, cooked through and lightly charred on either side. Remove and set to one side.

  2. Whisk the lemon juice, extra-virgin olive oil and remaining garlic clove together. Season to taste. Pour most of it over the aubergine and toss to combine. Arrange between 2 or 4 plates. Crumble the feta over the aubergine and top with the basil. Drizzle with the rest of the dressing.

If you want to, add a little white wine vinegar to the dressing to make it extra tangy, or skip the garlic and add Dijon mustard for a different take on the saad. Recipe serves 2-4.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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