Spiced Eggplant, Hummus and Mint Burgers (v)
Eggplants are like little sponges and love aromatic spices. I prefer to roast them as you can cook the whole lot in one go.
2 eggplants, cut into 2cm thick rounds (you need 8 good-sized pieces)
olive oil for brushing sea salt
2 tablespoons ras el hanout spice mix
4 burger buns, halved, toasted and buttered
1 cup purchased hummus
½ cup purchased onion jam handful mint, roughly chopped
2 tomatoes, sliced dried rose petals (optional)
Preheat the oven to 180°C fan bake.
Grease a baking sheet and line with baking paper.
Brush both sides of the eggplant rounds with olive oil, season with a little salt then sprinkle with ras el hanout. Place on the baking tray and roast for 12 minutes then turn and cook until tender but not falling apart.
Spread the bun bases with onion jam and hummus then make layers of mint, eggplant, tomato and hummus, finishing with rose petals, if using, and the bun tops. MAKES 4 BURGERS