A simple Greek aubergine dish of grilled aubergine with a watercress, rice and feta Salad, with tzatziki

Greek Grilled Aubergine with Rice & Feta Salad Recipe

30 Minutes
Serves: 2
Grilled aubergines sat on a bed of watercress served with tzatziki and a salad of rice, chilli, red peppers, lemon, parsley and feta.

Recipe Ingreds


  • 1 whole aubergine
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tsp oregano (dried)
  • 1 whole lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt (to taste)
  • 0.5 tub tzatziki
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes


  • 1 whole bell pepper (red)
  • 0.5 tsp oregano (dried)
  • 35 grams feta cheese
  • 0.5 whole fresh chilli
  • 3 sprig fresh parsley
  • 1 cloves garlic
  • 0.5 whole lemon
  • 0.5 whole onions
  • 1 packet microwave brown rice
  • 30 grams watercress
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • salt (to taste)
  • 0.5 tbsp olive oil

Recipe with pictures Steps

Step 1

  • cut the aubergine into lengthwise slices
  • score one side of each slice of the aubergine with a criss cross pattern
  • sprinkle with salt
  • leave for 10 minutes

Step 2

  • heat the frying pan with a little oil
  • peel and chop the onion(s) finely
  • add to the frying pan
  • cook till soft
  • wash and finely chop the chilli
  • add to the frying pan

Step 3

  • peel and crush the garlic using the garlic crusher or chop finely
  • add to the frying pan
  • warm the precooked rice by following the instructions
  • add to the frying pan

Step 4

  • add the oregano to the frying pan
  • zest the lemon(s)
  • squeeze the lemon(s) .
  • add the lemon zest and juice to the frying pan
  • taste and season with salt and pepper if necessary

Step 5

  • remove from the heat
  • wash and dice the red pepper
  • wash and finely chop the fresh parsley
  • Add the red pepper and parsley to the frying pan
  • mix the ingredients
  • set a side

Step 6

  • rinse under cold water
  • Pat dry with kitchen paper and brush with olive oil
  • place on a baking tray
  • grill for 4 to 5 minutes each side

Step 7

  • sprinkle the aubergine slices with balsamic vinegar, chilli flakes and oregano
  • season with salt and pepper

Step 8

  • slice the aubergine diagonally
  • cut the lemons into wedges

Step 9

  • place one serving of rice onto a plate
  • crumble the cheese over the top of the rice
  • place the watercress on the plate
  • place the aubergine on top of the watercress

Step 10

  • serve with the tzatziki and a couple of lemon wedges

Recipe Utensils

  • 1 baking tray
  • 2 chopping board
  • 1 frying pan
  • 1 Garlic crusher
  • 1 grater
  • 1 kitchen paper
  • 2 large knife
  • 1 lemon squeezer
  • 1 pastry brush
  • 1 sieve

About our Greek grilled aubergine with rice & feta salad recipe

This easy aubergine recipe was inspired by a chicken recipe by Katie and Ginnearlo Caldesi in their book Around the World Salads. At SoCook we look to create meat free recipes for those of you reducing your meat intake. Aubergines are a delicious meat substitute, the aubergines are cut into large slices  to form "aubergine steaks".

The aubergine are grilled and flavoured with balsamic vinegar, oregano and chilli flakes. The "aubergine steaks" are served with a fresh rice, feta and red pepper salad flavoured with chilli, oregano, parsley, garlic and lemons . 

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