The other day I had some aubergines in the fridge that needed to be cooked, but I wanted to make something different. I love aubergines and I always have a couple on hand. I usually make them with the standard tomato sauce but I wanted to experiment. So I went on Pinterest looking for some inspiration! (By the way did you know we have a Pinterest Account?) I found a few great “meat”ball recipes which I used as inspiration. I did not come up with the idea of an aubergine “meat”ball but I have made this in my own way. These are so simple to make and work in so many recipes.
I made these into a sub garnished with some crispy onions (highly recommend the onion) and gave it to Rami for dinner….And that is when he gave me the best complement ever! He said this is what it must taste like to eat one of Joey’s Subs! Say what?! I am a HUGE Friends fan so having Rami say that just made me grin so much! The best part about this is the fact that its super quick and easy to make. Plus it’s freezer friendly, so you can make a whole batch of these and freeze them for those days you cant be ar**d to cook. Great for party food as well. Just cook these up and serve with a dipping sauce. I personally like them dipped in Tahini sauce. (You can find the Tahini Sauce recipe here.)
The tomato & olive sauce is my take on an old favourite of mine back in the day when I still lived in South Africa. Woolies (Woolworths) used to sell this tomato and olive pasta sauce that I loved! Not sure if they still do , it’s been awhile. Again this sauce could be used to make a bolognaise or even just on pasta with some nutritional yeast. Plus it’s freezer friendly.
Lets talk a little on the health benefits of aubergines…They are a good source of potassium. Potassium is a mineral that’s crucial for life.
Let’s get on with the recipe shall we? I really hope you give these a try and enjoy a delicious plant-based life!