Barbecued aubergines with feta

Aubergines take on a lovely smoky flavour when grilled on a barbecue. Choose a good quality Greek feta cheese to add the best flavour to this dish
Barbecued aubergines with feta
Barbecuing brings out the smoky flavours of feta
Serves 6
Preparation 5 minutes
Cooking 25 minutes


* 3 medium aubergines
* 400g feta cheese, drained and crumbled
* a small bunch of coriander, roughly chopped, plus extra for garnish
* 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
* salt and ground black pepper


1. Prepare a barbecue. Cook the aubergines for 20 minutes, turning occasionally, until charred and soft. Remove from the barbecue and cut in half lengthways.

2. Carefully scoop the aubergine flesh into a bowl, reserving the skins. Mash the flesh roughly with a fork.

3. Stir the feta cheese into the mashed aubergine with the chopped coriander and olive oil. Season with salt and ground black pepper to taste.

4. Spoon the aubergine and feta mixture back into the skins and return to the barbecue for five minutes to warm through. Serve immediately garnished with coriander leaves.
Best Ever 30-minute Cookbook

Cook's tip

Be careful when scraping out the aubergine flesh, otherwise you might cut through the skin with the spoon, leaving a hole through which the filling could fall.

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Best Ever 30-Minute Cookbook by Jenni Fleetwood, published by Lorenz Books, £12.99.

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