Monthly Meal Idea: Spicy Bean and Aubergine Dip


1 medium aubergine, chopped roughly

Red onion, peeled and chopped

1 green chilli, chopped (seeds left in for extra heat!)

2 garlic cloves

Olive oil

Large tin of butter or borlotti beans

Handful of fresh basil

100g Feta cheese (optional)




  1. Fry the aubergine, onion, chilli, garlic and basil in olive oil until softened.
  2. Add the beans and fry until all the ingredients are cooked and slightly golden brown.
  3. Allow to cool slightly.
  4. Put all the ingredients and the feta cheese into a food processor (or hand blender) and mix until smooth. You can adjust the consistency to your liking.
  5. Serve with oatcakes and a green salad.





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