Aubergine tacos

    35 min

    You'll might not even realise that there isn't any meat in these vegetarian tacos! There's just lots of aubergine and onion, flavoured with cumin, chilli, paprika and garlic.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
    • 1/4 jalapeno pepper, minced
    • 1 aubergine, cut into cubes
    • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
    • 1 tablespoon paprika
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons chilli powder
    • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt
    • 4 taco shells

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Stir onion, lemon juice, garlic and jalapeno pepper into pan; cook until onions soften, about 3 minutes.
    2. Stir aubergine, cumin, paprika, chilli powder, black pepper and seasoning salt into onion mixture; drizzle remaining olive oil over the top. Cook, stirring occasionally, until aubergine reduces in size and softens, about 15 minutes. Spoon aubergine mixture into taco shells.

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    Made these tonight!! Delicious! I have to admit, I cheated on the seasonings. I used a taco seasoning packet that I needed to use up that was in the cabinet, I also forgot to add lemon juice until after I added the eggplant. Even with a few substitutions and mistakes this recipe was awesome! Will make again!!!  -  06 Sep 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Delicious! I’ll def make it again with less chilli powder. We ate it in hard taco shells with our favourite additions : cheese, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, scallions ... It was good over salad greens too. This recipe is a keeper .  -  04 May 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Absolutely Fantastic! I love eggplant but don't always want it as an Italian dish. This was perfect! I did add one small chicken breast cut into fajita style strips in case the kids didn't like the eggplant. They ended up liking the eggplant. And I don't keep seasoned salt on hand so I used Chef Prudhomme's Fajita magic seasoning instead.  -  06 Mar 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)