Aubergine no-meat meatballs

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These little beauties are actually meat-free but they certainly look the part. And, they taste positively gorgeous. Aubergines fried up in a little oil, mixed with chopped olives, chilli and herbs. This dish is not just for vegetarians and vegans!

Aubergine no-meat meatballs
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:132
Ready in:35 minutes
Prep. time:10 minutes
Cook time:25 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:23rd May 2014

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  1. Place a large frying pan over medium heat. Sizzle the aubergine, onion and garlic in a bit of oil till soft and starting to colour. Add more oil, if need. Season well.
  2. When itย’s almost done, add a squeeze of lemon juice and grate over a good bit of zest.
  3. Tip it into a food processor with the olives, chilli, balsamic vinegar and breadcrumbs. Whizz it up till everything comes together. Or just chop and mix everything up on a large cutting board.
  4. Taste the mix. Add more herbs or spice if needed. If itย’s a bit dry, add a splash of olive oil. If itย’s too wet, add more breadcrumbs. Shape into balls. Two aubergines will give you about a dozen rounded tablespoon-sized balls.
  5. Sizzle the balls in olive oil till golden all over and serve with a mound of sauced spaghetti, or just nibble them on their own.

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