Baked Aubergine

A tasty, simple meal using only 5 ingredients - do make sure the aubergine is plump, glossy skinned and fresh. Serve with a simple green salad and fresh, crusty bread.

Category:  Starters & Salads Vegetarian  - 


For 2 people


  • 1 aubergine
  • 0.5 green chilli, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 green chilli, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 lemon, finely chopped zest and juice
  • of fresh thyme, chopped
  • salt and black pepper
  • 25 g flavoursome cheese such as vieux comte or mature cheddar, grated
  • olive oil

Baked Aubergine Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C

    1.Cut the aubergine in half, scoop out the flesh and roughly chop: Using the tip of a sharp knife, score a criss-cross through the flesh, taking care not to pierce the skin.

    2.Combine the the chopped aubergine with the chilli, lemon zest and juice, chopped thyme and seasoning then pile back into the hollow aubergine skins. Sprinkle with grated cheese and drizzle with a little olive oil. Bake in the preheated oven for about 30-40 minutes or until the aubergine is tender.