There's nothing like a good aubergine. When they're in season, aubergines are one of our favourite vegetables. These recipes show it off in all its glory.
Mob's Favourite Aubergine Recipes
Aubergine Parmigiana Orzo
Imagine aubergine parm and a silky bowl of pasta had a baby. This is she. Tomatoey orzotto topped with crispy basil crumbs. Incredible.
Harissa Aubergine Pilaf
Tender aubergine embedded in fragrant and spicy harissa-spiked Tilda Basmati and Wild Rice. Top with cooling lemony yoghurt, crispy onions and toasted almonds.
Aubergine Tikka Masala
Aubergine gets lovely and smokey on the griddle pan and so works an absolute charm in this dish. A great veggie version of the classic.
Coconut Chilli Aubergines
An absolute monster of a vegan dish. Make sure you add a bit more yoghurt over the top for that extra fresh hit.
Aubergine and Ricotta Pasta
Charred aubergine, garlicky, basilly tomato and light, creamy ricotta. All coming together to make one of the all time great summer pastas.
Peanut Butter Aubergine Curry
Creamy, peanut buttery curry. Freshened with lime and coriander. Done in 30 minutes. Get it MOB.
Mob's Tahini Stuffed Smoky Aubergine
This soft aubergine is topped with a garlicky creamy tahini dressing, crunchy chickpeas, and fresh pomegranate seeds. It's healthy and ridiculously good.
Spicy Aubergine and 'Nduja Rigatoni
A spicy, zingy pasta that makes the most of summer aubergines.
Aubergine and Tomato Traybake Curry
A beautiful, mild curry that involves minimal cooking time and maximum flavour. Packed with coconut milk, spices and all the veg.
Sticky Aubergine Sesame Rice Bowl
This is another lockdown dish I have been loving. It's the Holy Trinity of sticky, sweet and spicy. Give it a go MOB, you won't regret it. Ben x
Roasted Aubergine, Tomato and Mozzarella Salad
All the best bits of an aubergine parm in a fresh vibrant salad. Crunchy ciabatta croutons and jammy tomatoes, perfect for the summer.
A whole roasted aubergine is a beautiful thing. Add a sticky Sichuan pepper sauce, creamy tahini and crispy peanuts and you’ve got yourself an absolute banger.
Burnt Aubergine with Red Pepper Salsa
Completely vegan with deliciously sharp flavours. It's an incredible one, Mob.
Creamy Rose Harissa Spaghetti
Why more people are not coating their spaghetti in spicy harissa paste, tonnes of herbs and creamy mascarpone we do not know. So flavoursome. So saucy.
A delicious, rich pasta dish. Covered in a layer of charred grilled aubergines. An Italian classic. Such a showstopper.
Pressed Picnic Sandwich
The ultimate picnic sandwich. Leaving it overnight presses all the layers together. Aubergine. Pesto. Parma Ham. Salami. Mozzarella. An incredible mouthful.
Baba Ganoush Pasta Salad
Check out our baba ganoush recipe to make your own. This is great to use any leftovers. Smokey aubergine, kalamata olives and juicy, sweet pomegranate seeds.
Roasted Aubergine Curry and Pol Roti
Karan Gokani, director of Sri Lankan restaurant group Hoppers, blessed the studio with this truly wonderful and warming dish best accompanied with pol roti.
Niyi (aka @novicekitchen_) joined us to make the most delicious sambal aubergine – an umami bomb of a dish that reminds Niyi of his travels around Indonesia.
Baked Aubergine Meatballs
These veggie meatballs are packed with aubergine and fragrant herbs, then baked with lots of cheese and a jammy tomato sauce. I think you might like it. Soph x
Saucy Aubergine Rigatoni
This sauce is loosely based on caponata, the Sicilian summer vegetable stew, but with added tomatoes to make it more... saucy.
Burnt Aubergine Halloumi Flatbreads
Burnt aubergine yoghurt + sticky halloumi coated in honey and hot sauce + zingy tomato salsa = a very good speedy meal. Get into it. Sophie x
Za’atar Aubergine and Bulgur Wheat
Juicy aubergine coated in crispy za'atar on a bed of fresh bulgar wheat. This is going to be your new favourite lunch, Mob.
Teriyaki Aubergine with Whipped Tofu
The softest aubergines served with not one, but TWO delicious sauces. Silky whipped tofu for creaminess, glossy teriyaki for a sweet umami hit.
Smoky Aubergine with Pistachio Ricotta
Use the Weber Crafted Roasting Basket to get the aubergines soft and smoky. Top with creamy pistachio ricotta and crunchy breadcrumbs for a veggie BBQ staple.
A simple recipe for crispy aubergine. We'd recommend pairing this with some freshly made steamed bao buns.
Aubergine Parmigiana Sub
What’s better than an aubergine parm? An aubergine parm that’s been lovingly wedged in a soft sub roll. This aubergine parmigiana sub is the bee's knees.
Charred Aubergine Dhansak
Dhansak is a popular Indian curry usually made with goat or mutton. We’ve created an untraditional vegan riff on it, using aubergine instead.
Sweet & Sour Aubergine
Here's another one to add to your roster of fakeaway meals. The perfect dish to cook up when you're feeding a crowd, the aubergine soaks up all the flavours.
Smoky Aubergine & Tomato Dip
We've taken two classics — Baba Ganoush and Persian Mirza Ghasemi — and made this delicious aubergine dip loaded with tomatoes, eggs and a drizzle of spicy oil.
Smoked Aubergine & ‘Nduja Lasagne
This right here will be the most epic lasagne you've ever made. Layers of 'nduja and aubergine ragù, topped with a cheesy béchamel and sprinkled with Parm.
Roasted Aubergine & Pesto Tart
Pizza, meet pastry. A match made in heaven, this is perfect for a summery lunch or quick dinner. It's even better the next day.
Smoky Pulled Aubergine Ragu
A smoky ragu is a beautiful thing, and not something you come across often. The flavour is pretty incredible and if you leave out the parm it’s totally vegan.
Sticky Aubergine Rice Bowl
This is a recipe is the Holy Trinity of sticky, sweet and spicy. Give it a go, Mob, you won’t regret it. Plus the variety of veg gives a great kick of fibre.
Creamy Tomato Aubergine Parmigiana Tortelloni
We've layered up La Famiglia Rana Aubergine Parmigiana Tortelloni with a creamy tomato sauce. Each tortellone is an explosion of flavours.
Aubergine and Mascarpone Gnocchi Traybake
A one tray dinner of dreams. This creamy number is a perfect midweek dinner, and could even be meal prepped for the week.
Smoky Aubergine & Red Pepper Chilli
Grilling the vegetables – plus the addition of some dark chocolate and a spoonful of chipotle paste – is the secret to adding that extra oomph to this chilli.