Aubergines (also known as eggplants) respond very well to pretty much every method of cooking you can think of. They can be grilled, roasted, fried, sauted, stewed, barbequed, stuffed or even microwaved!

These go excellently when used with dishes like pasta and curry as they make fantastic flavour absorbers.


Aubergines are not only delicious but also packed with beneficial nutrients. Here’s a glimpse of the key nutrients found in aubergines:

  • Fiber: Aubergines are a good source of dietary fiber, which promotes digestive health and helps maintain a healthy weight.
  • Antioxidants: These purple wonders contain potent antioxidants like nasunin, which help protect against cellular damage and inflammation.
  • Vitamins and Minerals: Aubergines provide vitamins A, C, K, and B6, as well as minerals like potassium and manganese, which are essential for overall health and wellbeing.

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Discover the versatile and delicious world of aubergines (eggplants). These glossy, purple-skinned vegetables are packed with flavor and can be prepared in numerous mouthwatering ways. From hearty stews to grilled delights, aubergines add a delightful twist to any dish. Explore the various culinary possibilities and reap the health benefits of this delightful vegetable.

Recipe: Roasted Aubergine with Herbed Quinoa


  • 1 large aubergine (eggplant)
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Slice the aubergine into rounds or lengthwise, depending on your preference.
  2. Place the aubergine slices on a baking sheet and brush both sides with olive oil. Season with salt, pepper, minced garlic, thyme, and oregano.
  3. Roast the aubergine slices in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until tender and golden brown.
  4. Meanwhile, rinse the quinoa thoroughly under running water. In a saucepan, bring the vegetable broth to a boil. Add the rinsed quinoa and reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the quinoa is cooked and the liquid is absorbed.
  5. Fluff the cooked quinoa with a fork and season with salt and pepper to taste. Add some fresh chopped parsley for extra flavor.
  6. Serve the roasted aubergine slices over a bed of herbed quinoa. Garnish with additional parsley, if desired.

Enjoy the delightful combination of roasted aubergine and flavorful quinoa. This dish is not only satisfying but also a wholesome meal option.


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