Roasted aubergine with pomegranate and pine nuts

Delicious roasted aubergine with pomegranate and pine nuts

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 40 minutes


Calories: 250

The meaty aubergine, fresh herbs, pine nuts and juicy pomegranate make a delicious starter or side. The sauce with yogurt, saffron, garlic and lemon give it a fresh kick.

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Roasted aubergine with pomegranate and pine nuts

  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 40 minutes
  • Total time: 60 minutes
  • Calories 250


  • 0.05 g saffron
  • 3 tbsp water, (hot)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 150 g Greek yogurt
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 aubergines
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts, toasted
  • 4 tbsp pomegranate seeds , fresh
  • 20 basil leaves, fresh


  • 1)

    For the sauce, let the saffron soak in the hot water for 5 minutes. Finely chop the garlic.

  • 2)

    Put the saffron and garlic in a bowl together with the yogurt, half of the olive oil, lemon juice and some salt. Beat everything into a smooth sauce. Add more salt to taste if needed. Cover the sauce and put in the fridge (for a maximum of 3 days).

  • 3)

    Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.

  • 4)

    Halve the aubergines lengthwise and place them on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Cut the flesh crosswise, but keep the skin intact. Generously drizzle the halves with the rest of the oil and sprinkle with pepper and a little salt. Roast the abergine halves in the oven for about 40 minutes until golden brown. Let cool.

  • 5)

    Place the aubergines halves on a flat dish. Sprinkle the saffron yogurt over the aubergines and sprinkle with pine nuts and pomegranate seeds. Garnish basil leaves on top and serve.

  • 6)

    Tip: You can prepare this dish up to three days in advance. Prepare up to and including step 4 (the roasting of the aubergines) and store covered in the refrigerator. Allow to come to room temperature before serving and continue with the recipe at step 5.

  • 7)

    Serving tip for main: serve with rice and chicken wings.


Saturated Fat20g
Unsaturated Fat5g

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