Grilled Aubergine (Ve)
The hunt for easy-to-make, mouth-watering side dishes is growing in popularity as more people around the dinner table are eating less or no meat.
This vegan recipe is not just oh-so-flavourful and visually beautiful, it has a range of health benefits. Not only are aubergines/eggplants a great source of antioxidants and Vitamin C, but they also help support digestion and regulate your blood sugar levels. We think you'll also enjoy reading about the symptoms of high and low blood sugar.
Pomegranates also have some surprising benefits. It helps to lower cholesterol and blood pressure, supports your immune system and soothes stomach aches.
2 large aubergines (add more if you have more guests!)
2 tbsp olive oil
155 g / 1 cup pomegranate seeds
235 ml / 1 cup vegan yoghurt
A handful of chopped and washed coriander (cilantro) for garnish
1. Wash and slice your aubergines into two pieces, lengthways.
2. Drizzle olive oil into a grill pan, and place your aubergines facing downwards onto the pan. Grill until tender for 5-7 mins on medium heat. Don't forget to flip them over.
3. Once done, top your aubergines with a spoonful of vegan yoghurt, some pomegranate seeds and a few leaves of coriander.
4. Serve and enjoy!
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