These umami aubergine bites are simple to prepare yet bursting with flavour.
Appetizer, Lunch, Snack, vegan
umami aubergine bites
Servings: 20 pieces approx
sliced into thin circular discs
Light olive oil
for brushing the aubergines with before they are cooked
Salt & pepper
Clearspring umami paste
chilli or ginger
Black & white seasme seeds
Freshly picked corainder leaves
Pickled red onion
- Finely slice 1 medium red onion and place it in a bowl with salt and a generous splash of good red wine vinegar. Let it rest for at least an hour before using. Overnight is best.
Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees
Line a baking tray with baking parchment and place the aubergine discs on it without them overlapping.
Using a pastry brush, coat each aubergine on both sides with oil and season well
Bake until softened and cooked through which can take up to 25 minutes depending on the thickness of the aubergine
Dress the aubergines with a small dab of umami paste, a couple of strnads of pickled red onion, sesame seeds and a coriander leaf
The aubergine slices can also be cooked on the bbq and they are best eaten warm.