Recipe: Aubergine with Lamb and Pomegranate

Super tasty low-calorie meal (rocks in at 490 per person) which will fill you up for sure!

Serves 2

What you need:

  • 2 Aubergines halved lengthways
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp of cumin
  • 1/2 tsp of paprika
  • 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 200g lean minced lamb
  • 1 tbsp pine nuts
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp pomegranate seeds
  • Parsley, Chopped


Preheat oven to 220°C.

Place the aubergines in a roasting dish skin side down. Lightly cover with some of the olive oil and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan and add the onion and spices cook on medium for about 8 minutes. Add the meat, pine nuts and puree, stir and cook for a further 8 minutes. Just before the end stir in the pomegranate seeds.

Remove the aubergines and top each half with the lamb mixture. Pop back in the oven for a further 10 minutes and then serve with some chopped parsley!


(recipe from the 8-week blood sugar diet by Dr Michael Mosley)