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Middle Eastern traybake

Bettina Campolucci Bordi

An easy and delicious vegan dinner dish 

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5 mins


20-25 mins






  • 1 large aubergine
  • 1 red onion, quartered
  • 400g tin of butter beans, drained
  • Rice, quinoa or flatbreads, to serve

For the dressing

  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp harissa
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • Salt and freshly cracked black pepper

For the toppings

  • Tahini
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Herbs of your choice


Preheat the oven to 180C. Line a baking pan with baking parchment.

To hedgehog the aubergine, cut it in half lengthways. Cut the flesh of each half lengthwise into quarters without cutting through the skin, then make 6-8 cuts across the flesh to divide the flesh into chunks.

Put the aubergine and onion in the prepared pan. Mix the dressing ingredients in a bowl, then gently brush some over the veggies. Add the butter beans to the bowl with the remaining dressing, toss and add to the baking pan.

Pop in the oven for 20-25 mins until everything is golden brown. The beans should be slightly crunchy and veggies brown and soft.

Once done, serve with rice, quinoa or flatbreads.

Recipe from 7 Day Vegan Challenge (Hardie Grant)

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