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We love cooking with this versatile veggie - if only we could agree on its name

Aubergine, eggplant, brinjal what is this veggie's name in your kitchen?

by: Robyn Brittow | 17 Jul 2018

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The star of many dishes; baba ganoush, ratatouille and moussaka. Aubergine wasn’t always the first choice for a winning ambrosial dish.

According to The world’s healthiest foods, due to its bitter taste, the bright purple, pear-looking vegetable was associated with cancer, leprosy and rumoured to cause insanity. It was used more for garden decor than it was for consumption until new varieties were introduced in the 18th century.

We have 6 tasteful recipes that show off this delicious vegetable and will make you question why it was ever overlooked.

Aubergine cheesecake 

This mouth-watering savoury cheesecake can be enjoyed as a delectable meal for any time of the day.

aubergine cheesecake

Tomato anchovy and pine nut tartlets 

Looking for a vegetarian canapé for your next dinner party? Look no further, these tartlets are so scrumptious,your guests will be making a beeline for more!

aubergine tartlets


Ditch the pasta sheets and get cooking with this low-carb recipe for moussaka, both delicious and guilt free.


Aubergine wraps with Mozzarella tomato and pesto 

This Mediterranean snack will become a new lunchbox favourite in your household, with no carbs in sight it makes for a great light lunch or side dish to any meal.

aubergine wrap

Brown rice salad with baby aubergine ginger and almonds 

The perfect recipe for a meat-free Monday, this mouth watering salad won't have you missing the meat.

brown rice

Roasted aubergines

A great way to capture the vegetable in all it's glory is to roast it and garnish with the bright bursting flavours of pomegranate seeds and feta cheese. 

roasted aubergine

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