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grilled aubergine pittas

This week’s aubergine pitta is my version of a TV dinner. Grab your portable pitta suppr and settle in on the sofa in front of your favourite show. 

Aubergine Pitta


Serves 2

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes



1 small aurbergine

Half teaspoon cumin



2 tablespoons of olive oil

1 tablespoon of yogurt

1 teaspoon of Harissa paste

2 small pittas

2 tablespoons of hummus

3 cherry tomatoes, finely chopped

Freshly chopped parsley



  1. Cut the aubergine into 6 rounds. Brush each slide of the slices with olive oil and sprinkle with cumin. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Heat a drizzle of olive oil on your griddle pan or frying pan. Cook the aubergine slices for 8 to 10 minutes until golden brown and cooked through. Transfer to kitchen paper towel until ready to serve.
  1. In a small bowl, mix together the yogurt and harissa paste.
  1. Slice an opening in your pitta and pop it in a hot oven (or even a toaster) for a few minutes to warm through. Spread some hummus into each pitta. Stuff each pitta with three aubergine slices and some chopped cherry tomatoes. Top with a dollop of harissa yogurt. Serve topped with some freshly chopped parsley.

This recipe first appeared in The Irish Independent on Thursday 11th June

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