Spicy roasted aubergine sandwich spread

This wonderful light alternative to mayonnaise is full of flavour, not calories.

Preparation and cooking time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients (serves 1)

  • 1 large aubergine
  • 1 teaspoon fresh coriander, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon ground aniseed
  • 1 or 2 cloves garlic, minced


  1. Place the aubergine in a baking dish and bake at 200ºC/400ºF/Gas Mark 6 for 45 to 55 minutes.
  2. Cool, then cut the aubergine in half and scrape the insides and process in a blender, leaving slightly chunky.
  3. Add the coriander, cumin, aniseed and garlic and blend.

Top Tip

Serve on wholegrain bread, crackers or crisp rolls as a tasty treat.