Chickpea & Aubergine Harissa Tray Bake

This is the perfect mid week dinner, only an handful of ingredients and only tray to wash up! I absolutely love the smoky and spicy flavours from the harissa which goes so well with the aubergine. If you have any leftovers enjoy them the next day as they will be even more delicious!

Ingredients:

1 tin of chickpeas – drained and rinsed

1 aubergine – cut into cubes 

3 tbsp of harissa paste

300gr of cherry tomatoes 

2 tbsp of tomato puree

3 tbsp of olive oil

The zest of 1 lemon 

An handful of chopped mint leaves

Salt & pepper to taste 

For the tahini dressing:

3 tbsp of tahini + the juice of 1/2 lemon 

2-3 tbsp of water to thin it out 

Flatbread to serve 

Preheat the oven at 200 degrees celsius. Add the oil to a large baking tray and place it n the oven for 5 minutes until hot. Add the aubergine cubes to the hot oil together with the harissa paste. Mix everything really well so the aubergine get all nicely coated. Place the tray back in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove the tray from the oven and add the cherry tomatoes. Return the tray to the oven for 20 minutes. Add the drained chickpeas and stir well then return the tray to the oven for a final 10 minutes. Remove the tray from the oven, stir in the lemon zest and season with salt & pepper.

To make the tahini dressing simply mix all the ingredients into a bowl until you have a creamy and runny consistency.

Serve the chickpea with a generous drizzle of the tahini dressing, mint leaves and flat bread.

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