Smoked aubergine purée

This is great served with grilled meat or chicken and also makes a simple lunch for vegetarians

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:30 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 77
  • fat 5g
  • saturates 2g
  • carbs 6g
  • sugars 5g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 4g
  • salt 0.07g


  • 2 medium aubergines
  • juice 1 lemon
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 150ml pot thick yogurt
  • small bunch dill, leaves chopped


  1. Heat grill to very hot. Slice the aubergines in half lengthways, then grill for 25 mins, turning occasionally, until soft – the skin will remain firm, but the flesh will soften. Lift the aubergines off the grill and leave until cool enough to handle.

  2. Using a sharp knife, score the grilled flesh and scoop out the flesh with a spoon. Tip into a bowl and mash with a fork until you get a thick pulp. Beat in the lemon juice and garlic. Add the yogurt and dill, and season. Serve while still warm.

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