Smoky aubergine sauce

Tamasin Day Lewis's smoky aubergine sauce is guaranteed to perk up a barbecue, and couldn't be easier to make
By Tamasin Day-Lewis
Smoky aubergine sauce
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  • Serves: 4-6
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Effort: easy



  • 2 large aubergines
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus extra to serve
  • juice of 1 1/2 lemons
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • black pepper


1. Preheat the oven to 230°C/gas 8.

2. Prick the aubergines in a few places with the tip of a knife. Place on a roasting tray and roast for 45 minutes, turning once, until the aubergines feel very soft and the skin has blackened.

3. Remove the skins and put the flesh in a food processor or blender.

4. Add the garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and tahini paste. Season with salt and pepper. Blitz to a purée. Check the seasoning.

5. Turn into a small bowl. When cool drizzle a good splash of olive oil over the surface.

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