Simple roasted aubergine with lentil and herb salad


Serves 2

200g puy lentils

500ml vegetable stock

1 tbsp Dijon mustard

1 tsp honey

2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

1 garlic clove, crushed

4 tbsp olive oil

Small bunch of parsley, roughly chopped

4 radishes, sliced

1 cooked beetroot, diced small

2 spring onions, sliced

1 aubergine

To serve:

50g yoghurt

1 tsp Dijon mustard

1 tsp water

  1. Place the lentils in a medium saucepan with the vegetable stock and bring to a boil over a high heat.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium, cover, and cook for 35-45 minutes until the lentils are tender but not mushy. Drain the lentils and place them in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the Djion mustard, honey, balsamic vinegar, crushed garlic and olive oil.
  4. Add the dressing to the lentils along with the parsley, sliced radishes, beetroot, spring onions and some salt and pepper. Mix to combine well.
  5. Slice aubergine in half lengthways. Use a knife to score the insides in a crisscross pattern. Rub with oil and season well.
  6. Heat a pan until piping hot. Add the aubergine flesh side-down and cook for three minutes on high heat. Turn the temperature to medium and continue to cook for 10 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, combine the yoghurt, mustard and water.
  8. Serve the aubergine immediately with the lentil salad, drizzle over the yoghurt mixture.

Per Serving: 742kcals, 32.4g fat (6.5g saturated), 90.7g carbs (21.6g sugars), 31.8g protein, 42.2g fibre, 0.911g sodium