Roasted Aubergines with Honeyed Blackberries

aubergine and berries recipe - Thrive Nutrition and Health Magazine

Roasted Aubergines with Honeyed Blackberries served with quinoa side, made with lentils and cherry tomatoes

(Serves 4)
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 mins

2 aubergines, halved lengthways
1 tbsp olive oil
4 tsp miso
For the blackberries
150g blackberries
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp honey

For the quinoa
200g quinoa
400g canned green lentils, drained
150g cherry tomatoes, halved
2 spring onion, sliced
2 tbsp parsley, chopped

How to make it...
Preheat the oven to 200C/fan oven 180C/gas mark 6. Slash the cut side of the aubergines in a criss cross pattern and sprinkle with salt.

Set aside in a colander in the sink for 10 minutes then rinse and pat dry with kitchen paper.
Brush with the olive oil and place cut side down in a roasting tin.

Cook for 20 minutes or until very soft.

Mix together the soy sauce and honey, then combine with the blackberries.

Turn the aubergines cut side up and brush with the miso, then spoon over the blackberry mix and continue roasting for 10 more minutes.

To prepare the salad; place the quinoa in a pan with a pinch of salt, cover with 3 times the volume of water and boil for 20 minutes, then drain and cool with running cold water.

Stir in the remaining ingredients with fresh pepper. Serve the aubergines with the salad alongside and any extra blackberry sauce from the roasting tin.

Recipe as featured inside our Thrive Magazine Autumn issue from Seasonal Berries