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Roasted Eggplant with Spiced Yoghurt, Mint & Pomegranate

Eggplant has the most amazing flavour when cooked right and roasting it is one of the easiest ways! The spices, creamy yoghurt, fresh mint, and pops of pomegranate pair so well together for a beautiful Mediterranean-inspired dish.

Serves: 4

Ready in:  35 mins

Dietary: GF | VEG | DF & VGN Adaptable 

Ingredients:

2 medium eggplant

2 tbsp olive oil

⅓ cup unsweetened natural yoghurt

½ tsp ground paprika

½ tsp ground cumin

¼ tsp cayenne pepper (or chilli powder)

juice of ½ a lemon

sea salt and black pepper

seeds of half a pomegranate (about ⅓ cup)

small handful of fresh mint leaves

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F).

  2. Cut the green stem off the eggplant if desired (I like to leave this on for visual purposes). Cut lengthwise into quarters to create four large wedges from each eggplant.

  3. Place on an oven tray, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Use your hands to toss and coat the eggplant evenly in the oil and arrange skin side down on the tray. 

  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the eggplant wedges are completely soft all the way through. 

  5. While the eggplant is cooking, make the spiced yogurt by mixing the yogurt, paprika, ground cumin, cayenne pepper and lemon juice in a small bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside until serving. 

  6. When the eggplant is cooked through, place on a serving dish (or serve in the baking tray). Drizzle with the spiced yogurt and sprinkle with the pomegranate seeds. Using your hands roughly tear the mint leaves and sprinkle over the dish to garnish.

About the author

Chelsea Shine

Chelsea Shine is a Holistic Health Coach and Private Chef who is passionate about helping people live deliciously healthy lifestyles.

She helps to bridge the gap between nutrition and being able to execute it with quick, healthy and delicious home cooking.

She helps clients take the stress out of cooking while making the process quicker and more enjoyable.

A foodie at heart, she believes health starts in the kitchen but goes much further than just what we eat.

She takes a holistic approach to health, coaching clients to make realistic changes and build healthy habits so they can feel their best and get the most out of life.

 

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