Za’atar Roasted Aubergine With A Smoked Garlic & Cumin Tahini Dressing

by Zarina
Za'atar Roasted Aubergine With A Smoked Garlic & Cumin Tahini Dressing

A simple but very delicious salad for you today!  The skin of the aubergine gets smoky and charred while the flesh is soft and juicy, the za’atar makes it nutty and tangy, then a creaminess from the drizzled garlicky spiced tahini sauce… perfect for an alfresco summer spread.

This tahini dressing is really delicious and so versatile, great on salads, roast cauliflower, butternut squash and even in shawarmas. Topping the charred aubergine with my tahini dressing and pomegranate seeds gives it a  fabulous Middle Eastern flavour too!

Za'atar Roasted Aubergine With A Smoked Garlic & Cumin Tahini Dressing

Za'atar Roasted Aubergine With A Smoked Garlic & Cumin Tahini Dressing

Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )

Ingredients

  • 2 Aubergines sliced into 1/4” rounds
  • 2 Tbsp Za’atar Spice
  • Olive oil
  • Small handful of pomegranate seeds
  • 2 tbsp Fresh coriander, chopped
  • Sea salt flakes
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • SMOKED GARLIC CUMIN TAHINI DRESSING
  • 6 Smoked Garlic cloves crushed OR 2 regular garlic cloves crushed
  • 60ml Lemon juice
  • 140g Tahini paste
  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt
  • Pinch ground cumin
  • 6 tbsp Coldwater

Instructions

  1. Whisk together all the ingredients for the tahini dressing in a bowl, set aside
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C and line an oven tray with parchment paper
  3. Brush the aubergine slices liberally with olive oil and lay them in a single layer on the tray skin side down
  4. Sprinkle the za’atar spice all over the rounds and roast in the oven for 20 minutes or until golden and starting to char
  5. Arrange the aubergine rounds on your serving platter, drizzle over the tahini dressing, top with the pomegranate seeds and coriander then finish with a sprinkle of sea salt and some fresh ground black pepper
  6. Serve at room temperature and enjoy!
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