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Baked aubergines with Mediterranean sardine salsa

A mezze-style recipe with zesty Mediterranean flavours
5 from 1 vote
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course, Mezze
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean
Servings 2 people
Calories 222 kcal


  • 2 med aubergines sliced into thick 2 cm rounds (this prevents drying out)
  • salt & pepper

Sardine Salsa

  • 1 red onion finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp lemon or lime juice
  • 1 handful fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 handful fresh coriander chopped
  • 2 ripe red tomatoes chopped
  • 10 green olives pitted and chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped preserved lemon if you don't have this, zest of one lemon or lime will do the trick
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 tin sardines oil drained
  • salt and black pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 220 C (200 fan)
  • Season the aubergine rounds with salt and pepper, then place on a prepared baking tray. Bake for about 35 minutes, or until the rounds have browned and are cooked through.
  • Meanwhile, make your salsa by combining all the rest of the ingredients in a medium bowl and seasoning to perfection.
  • When your aubergines are ready, lay them out on a serving platter or plate and top with your salsa. Enjoy!


Nutrition information per portion (1/2 of the recipe): 222 kcal; 10.4 g fat; 16.4 g carbohydrate; 8.2 g fiber; 12.8 g protein.
Serves 2 as a light meal (served with a salad and some whole-grain bread), or 4 as part of a spread (with a few other dishes). 
Keyword Aubergine, salsa, sardines