Dinner ideas

Italian meatballs with eggplant puree & tomato salsa

A fresh and tasty meal idea.

Pre-made meatballs served with a fresh salsa, creamy eggplant puree and pita bread make a quick and easy dinner.


Tomato salsa


1.Cut eggplant in half lengthways. Using a small knife, cut a criss-cross pattern on the cut side. Cook eggplant, cut-side down, on a heated oiled grill plate (or grill pan or barbecue), for 10 minutes or until tender and soft. Cool slightly.
2.Cook meatballs on same grill plate, turning, for 10 minutes or until browned all over and cooked through. Remove from grill; cover to keep warm.
3.Using a spoon, scoop eggplant flesh from skin. Discard skin. Blend or process eggplant flesh with garlic, tahini, yoghurt and juice until almost smooth; season to taste.
4.Make tomato salsa. Combine ingredients in a medium bowl; season to taste.
5.Serve meatballs with eggplant puree, rocket and salsa; drizzle with oil. Accompany with pitta and lemon wedges.

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