Air-fryer brinjal

Air-fryer brinjal

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  • 6 to 8
  • Easy
  • Dairy free Vegan recipe collection
  • 10 minutes
  • 20 minutes
  • Weltevrede Calcrete Chardonnay
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“This lemonade mayo is my favourite right now, and the brinjal is so hands-off that from now on there’ll be no other way to prepare this tasty nightshade.” – Khanya Mzongwana


  • 4 T extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 T smoked paprika
  • 1 T garlic, crushed
  • 1 T sesame seeds
  • 1 t cumin seeds
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 large brinjals, peeled and quartered
  • For the lemonade mayonnaise:
  • 2⁄3 cup Woolworths vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 T brown sugar
  • a few sprigs mint, plus extra for serving
  • For the gremolata, mix:
  • 10 g Italian parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 orange, zested
  • 1 t salt flakes
  • 10 g mint, roughly chopped

Cooking Instructions

1. Combine all the ingredients except the brinjals. Pour the spice mixture over the brinjals and air-fry at 200°C for 20 minutes.

2. To make the lemonade mayo, blend all the ingredients in a food processor. Spread onto a plate and top with the baked brinjal. Spoon over the gremolata, scatter over the mint leaves, drizzle with olive oil and serve immediately.

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Photographs: Toby Murphy
Food assistant: Ellah Maepa

Khanya Mzongwana Recipe by: Khanya Mzongwana
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If you're anything like our deputy food editor Khanya Mzongwana, you're obsessed with uniqueness and food with feeling. Cook her family-tested favourites, midweek winners and her mouth-wateringly fresh takes on plant-based eating.

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