Roasted Aubergine In Tomato Sauce With Green Tahini Sauce

This is one of my favourite recipes and the recipe is completely vegan!

Season: All
Servings: 4
Diet: Vegan, gluten free (swap couscous for quinoa)
Time: 50 minutes
Difficulty: Medium


Ingredients:
• 4 aubergines
• 300 gr. Couscous
• Handful of almonds
• Bunch of coriander or parsley

Tomato sauce:
• 1 red chilli pepper
• 2 cloves of garlic
• 2 red onions 
• 400 ml. tinned tomatoes 
• 6 fresh tomatoes
• Salt and pepper
• 1 tsp. of sugar 

Green tahini sauce
• 160 gr. tahini
• 1 lemon
• A big handful of coriander 
• 1 roasted garlic clove 
• Salt and pepper

Pickled sumac onions:
• 3 red onions
• 6 tbsp. of white wine vinegar
• Pinch of salt
• 2 tsp. sumac

Preparation:
1. Preheat the oven to 250C.
2. Start with the sumac onions, mix all the above ingredients together and let the onions marinate for at least 30 minutes.
3. Peel the aubergines with a potato peeler and drizzle over some olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake in the oven until cooked through and caramelised on the outside but still have some texture (check it with a skewer), about 30-45 minutes.
4. Wrap a garlic clove with some olive oil and salt in tin foil and roast in the oven for 10 minutes, you can do this while the aubergines are in the oven as well. Use it later for the tahini sauce.
5. To make the tomato sauce, chop the chilli pepper, onion and garlic and fry in olive oil until soft. Add the rest of the ingredients and let it simmer for about 30 minutes. Then blitz in a food processor or blender until smooth.
6. To make the green tahini sauce, blitz the ingredients in a food processor or blender together and add water until a smooth consistency. Taste and add more seasoning if necessary.
7. Serve with some fluffy couscous, chopped roasted almonds and coriander! Enjoy!

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