QUINOA AUBERGINE SALAD WITH SPICED YOGURT
Prep time about 1 hour Cooking time 30 mins Serves 4 FOR THE SALAD 12 baby aubergines, halved and steamed 6 courgettes, cut into noodlelike strips or spiralised FOR THE MARINADE, MIX 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tbsp lemon juice 5g fresh coriander, chopped 10g fresh mint 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp crushed chilli 4 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp sugar 1 red onion, chopped FOR THE QUINOA 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp butter 1 small onion, chopped 2 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp coriander powder 1 cup quinoa 2 cups vegetable stock FOR THE DRESSING, MIX 1/2 cup yogurt 1 tbsp harissa paste Fresh mint, to serve Marinate steamed aubergine and courgette strips in the marinade for at least 30 mins. Meanwhile, to prepare quinoa, heat olive oil and butter in a saucepan, add onion, cumin and coriander. Saute until onion is golden brown. Toss in quinoa and saute for another 2-3 mins. Add stock and simmer until all the liquid is absorbed, 20 mins. Keep aside, covered. To serve, place quinoa on a platter, top with salad and garnish with onion. Serve with dressing, garnished with mint.