Eggplant Fans with Yoghurt

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In celebration of World Hunger Day on the 28th May, I have challenged myself to create this delicious eggplant recipe that comes in below the poverty line – at just 33pence / 45cents per head to support the MyVoucherCodes/World Hunger Day campaign, helping people lift themselves out of poverty as well as raising money for the charity World Hunger Project.
If you are looking for more gourmet options rather than being stuck on this budget friendly version, then use some homemade tomato pasta sauce with fresh herbs and olive oil instead and replace the yoghurt topping with a creamy Parmesan sauce as the original recipe has recommended.
Can you put together a delicious and healthy dish for just 33p a head? Challenge your frugal cooking skills, help spread awareness and raise money for charity by signing up here.

Eggplant Fans with Yoghurt

90cents / 66pence
  • 1 Eggplant 33cents / 25p
  • 1 tin x 400 g Chunky tomato sauce 35cents /26p
  • 1 Tomato, 10cents / 7p
  • 1 clove Garlic, thinly sliced 1,5cents / 1p
  • 2 tsp Sunflower oil 3cents / 2p
  • Fresh thyme sprigs 1,5cents / 1p
  • Salt and pepper 0.5p
  • 2 tbsp 1.5% Plain yoghurt 4,8cents / 3.5p
  1. Preheat oven to 200C/400F. Cut the eggplants in half, keeping the stem end intact. Place an eggplant half, flesh side down, on a work surface. Use a sharp knife to cut 6 long slits from below the stem to the base. Use your hand to press down on the slices to form a fan. Repeat with remaining eggplant.
  2. Divide the tomato sauce among 2 baking dishes. Place the eggplant fans on top. Cut tomato into 10 slices lengthways. Place a slice between each eggplant slice. Sprinkle with the garlic and thyme. Drizzle each with one teaspoon of sunflower oil. Bake, swapping the trays halfway through cooking, for 35 minutes or until the eggplant is golden and tender.
  3. Season the yoghurt with salt, pepper and thyme leaves. Divide the eggplant fans among serving plates and spoon over the yoghurt. | © 2015 | | © 2015 |


dedy oktavianus 12/5/15 05:10

my grandma used to served the eggplant in a fan shape too, yours looks healthy and delicious!!!
Dedy@Dentist Chef

Rosa's Yummy Yums 12/5/15 05:49

Deliciously summery!



tigerfish 12/5/15 06:44

I have made similar dish before with eggplant and tomatoes but I like your take which is even easier - roasting both the eggplant and tomatoes together. My version: I actually roasted the eggplant first, then added the cooked eggplant into a pot of cooked tomatoes.

Sharon D 12/5/15 07:05

This is another beautiful creation, Angie. I love it! ^.^

Medeja 12/5/15 10:22

It's amazing! Such cheap, simple but beautiful and delicious meal!

Ola 12/5/15 11:00

this is what I call summer food:) I like the way you have served it!

Marcela 12/5/15 11:58

It looks wonderful! I'd die to give it a try! Thanks for sharing!

Emma | Fork and Good 12/5/15 12:00

Amazed at the price of this dish. I think it can be so easy to spend money on dishes, but this looks like it would cost a lot more. Love the idea of fanning the Aubergine, I've never tried that before, I shall have to now! Great recipe :)

beena stephen 12/5/15 12:01

Wow looks very appealing and yummy

Barbara 12/5/15 13:15

Good for you, Angie. A delicious dish, easy to make and low in cost. I love eggplant!

kitchen flavours 12/5/15 14:33

Lovely dish, Angie! I love eggplant and the way you served it fan style, looks fabulous!

Tania@ MyKitchen Stories 12/5/15 14:56

This is a great idea for a very good cause Angie. It looks delicious and amazingly cheap!

Tricia Buice 12/5/15 15:51

What a great cause and recipe Angie! Love eggplant and have been dreaming of baba ganoush but this will work for me!

Monica 12/5/15 15:55

What a great dish for a great cause. I would never realize this was so budget friendly. I love how you've presented the eggplant. It may not always be easy but it goes to show you can eat well and beautifully even on a budget.

Pam 12/5/15 16:17

Pretty and delicious! YUM.

Anne@ASaladForAllSeasons 12/5/15 16:31

It's hard to believe this beautiful dish is so inexpensive to put together, Angie! I adore eggplant! And this dish is luscious! : )

Sue/the view from great island 12/5/15 17:38

I love the concept of this Angie - such a beautifully elegant and healthy dish for just pennies!

Nammi 12/5/15 17:46

yumm, very artistic too

TasteHongKong 12/5/15 18:09

One stone two birds, Angie. The idea is not only frugal but also lovely.

Gloria Baker 12/5/15 19:40

I love eggplants and these look delicious Angie!

grace 12/5/15 19:40

this is so fun and inventive, not to mention tasty! bravo, angie!

Kelly 12/5/15 20:56

Love this beautiful dish and the wonderful cause! I adore eggplants and it sounds amazing with the tomato sauce and yogurt.

Shibi Thomas 12/5/15 21:06

That must be very delicious!! I like how you fanned the slices.

Nancy Chan 12/5/15 21:08

I would like to try this fan recipe for a change from my usual recipe.

Judit + Corina @Glamorous Bite 12/5/15 21:43

Angie, your eggplant looks delightfully delicate and beautiful :)

Ashley@CookieMonsterCooking 12/5/15 22:01

Budget friendly and cool shaped?? I love it! This eggplant looks wonderful!

HGourmet Foodie 12/5/15 22:22

This would be perfect for Spring! I just pinned it to try it later!

Cheap Ethnic Eatz 12/5/15 22:33

A very successful challenge as usually vegetables do not look so amazing on a budget. Love eggplants in a tomato sauce.

Jasna Varcakovic 12/5/15 23:12

I made something similar (with soft cheese) and I know how good it is. Friendly to the pocket and delightful to the taste buds!

Chris Scheuer 13/5/15 01:33

33p? What a delicious way to spend it Angie and what a great cause. Bravo to you!

Dawn Yucuis 13/5/15 04:58

Looks delicious. This is a good cause. Food is so expensive today.

Abbe@This is How I Cook 13/5/15 05:42

What a beautiful dish and so good for all of us. Vegetables are so important in one's diet and so many people don't know how to use them!

Anne Regalado 13/5/15 08:26

Angie , I think my Chinese-style steamed eggplant is cheaper , I just steamed slices of eggplant then add in the finely chopped garlic , ginger and spring onion after 20 minutes . Okay , steaming cost electricity or gas which is also expensive nowadays *sigh* Love your budget-friendly yet very appetizing dish !

Joanne 13/5/15 13:19

This is such a stunning meal!

Geraldine Saucier 13/5/15 16:05

Great job. This dish looks amazing and delicious.

Hema 13/5/15 17:58

Nice challenge Angie and for a good cause, the dish looks so appetizing, the eggplant fan looks so beautiful..

Liz Berg 13/5/15 19:06

So beautiful! My hubby won't eat eggplant (among other things!), but I'd happily make this just for me!

Alida 13/5/15 20:33

Oh interesting way of preparing eggplant! Great idea to add yogurt and it looks really scenographic! I have never prepared it in this way. Brava!

fimère .b 13/5/15 21:39

jolie recette bien appétissante
bonne soirée

Nazneen Hamilton 13/5/15 22:05

I love eggplant but hardly ever make it because the kids don't like it that much. This looks fabulous and I could just make one for myself. Goes to show you can eat really well on a budget.

Rebecca Subbiah 13/5/15 23:20

looks so good adore eggplant

Blog do Chocolate 13/5/15 23:58

Hello Angie,

I love eggplant, so I definitely would love this receipt of yours !
Looks delicious !


Paula @ Vintage Kitchen 14/5/15 12:02

I'm mad about eggplants, love them! This is perfect food and budget friendly. And a good cause Angie!

Pam 14/5/15 17:01

Oh, it's not just delicious for sure, but pretty too! Can't wait to try it. Thanks, Angie, for the recipe!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 14/5/15 17:15

Not just a pretty presentation but such a worthy cause, Angie. Very well done!

ami@naivecookcooks 14/5/15 20:12

Angie, you always come up with the most stunning and unique recipes!! These look great!

Beth 14/5/15 21:57

This is gorgeous, Angie. Economical and beautiful - who could ask for more?

Jennifer Edlund 14/5/15 22:43

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[Reply] 15/5/15 02:34

Holy cow, we love eggplants so I know this would be a total hit in my household. A very pretty presentation!

Julie 15/5/15 03:31

am not a big fan of this veggie,but the way you presented the dish makes me drool dear.....yummmy!!

Sophies Foodie Files 15/5/15 10:25

What an unusual fantastic & beautiful recipe & presentation too, dear Angie!
I love all of the flavors you have used in here! I am going to make that lovely recipe with home grown aubergines,..;When they are ripe, of course! :) Yummmm!

Ivy 15/5/15 11:00

An amazing dish! Eggplants, tomato and garlic are a killer combination!

CookWith Manali 16/5/15 00:49

I am sure I have never seen eggplant served like that, looks absolutely delicious Angie!

Julie 16/5/15 14:36

Thanks for stopping by my blog! This looks delicious.

Christine Ho 16/5/15 15:25

We often overlook the beauty of budget veggies. Your dish looks so appetizing, Angie.

lisa is cooking 16/5/15 18:25

This is a beautiful dish for a great price! The fan shape of the eggplant is so pretty.

Vicki Bensinger 16/5/15 23:37

I love eggplant and in fact had some the other night. I like that you use yogurt in your recipe. Most have ricotta, this is a nice change.

Maha Gadde 17/5/15 03:47

Love d clicks n tempting.. Love d presentation..

Amy 17/5/15 07:49

This eggplant dish is gorgeous. I love eggplant and always want to learn new ways of cooking them. Can't wait to give this a try.

Gourmet Getaways 17/5/15 07:50

We love easy, tasty food This dish shows a creative way to serve eggplant, especially the way it's sliced. How clever!!

Julie & Alesah
Gourmet Getaways xx

Gina 17/5/15 18:26

33p - fantastic! I love everything about this recipe.

Susan 17/5/15 20:53

I so agree...this looks delicious and sure to be a hit around here for the summer, XOXO

My Inner Chick 17/5/15 21:28

--this looks more like a piece of ART than FOOD!! xx

Catherine 17/5/15 23:03

Dear Angie, This is both a beautiful, eye appealing meal and one of my favorites!!! Eggplant.
Very delicious! xoxo Catherine

Anonymous 18/5/15 20:19

What a great post Angie, both an inspiring cause and an inspiring recipe!

Easyfoodsmith 22/5/15 19:14

Looks so pretty and tempting. Lovely presentation Angie.

emma @ Bake Then Eat 22/5/15 22:40

What a great challenge and you really stepped up to it this looks amazing :D

Helene Dsouza 23/5/15 18:59

Eggplant is for sure a common and very useful veggie in this world. Great challange Angie and the presentation look inviting.

Asmita 26/5/15 17:18

Eggplant is my favorite vegetable and this looks wonderful! Will have to give this one a try!

Muna Kenny 11/6/15 12:04

Looks delicious, I enjoy having this dish, but been long time since i last had it!


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