• Easy summer starters – roasted aubergine with feta & mint

Nigel made this starter last night which was light and tasty and full of flavour.  You will need (for 2 people):

  • a large aubergine
  • half a head of garlic
  • olive oil
  • feta
  • roquette
  • lemon juice
  • mint

Brush the aubergine with olive oil, drizzle a little on the unpeeled garlic and roast in a hot oven until soft and brown.

Cool, peel the garlic and then roughly chop the aubergine with the garlic, season and arrange a scoop on the plate

Add a pile of crunchy roquette on the top, crumble on some feta and sprinkle over some chopped mint

Drizzle on some top quality olive oil and squeeze over some lemon juice

Serve with crusty bread

This is an adaptation of a recipe that we found.  The original didn’t have feta but had a layer of Greek yoghurt under the aubergine.  You could add freshly chopped coriander and some cumin with the aubergine and garlic would be good too.