Eggplant, Chickpea & Pomegranate Traybake

Eggplant, Chickpea & Pomegranate Traybake

Eggplant, Chickpea & Pomegranate Traybake

By: Lisa Guy

Eggplants are rich in flavonoids called anthocyanins. These health-promoting phytonutrients are responsible for giving eggplants their bright purple colour and high antioxidant levels. Including anthocyanin-rich foods in the diet will offer protection against cardiovascular disease and help improve immune function.



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  • 2 large eggplants, cut lengthways into quarters
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or raw honey
  • Sea salt & pepper, to taste
  • Pinch chilli flakes
  • 1 tin chickpeas, drained & rinsed
  • Juice & zest 1 lemon
  • 1 small pomegranate
  • Handful fresh herbs (mint, coriander or parsley)
  • Greek yoghurt, to serve
  • Flat bread, to serve (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 200°C.
  • Place the eggplant quarters into a baking tray and drizzle with olive oil and a little maple syrup or honey. Season with sea salt, pepper and chilli flakes.
  • Roast for 30 mins, then toss through chickpeas and roast for another 10 mins.
  • Drizzle with lemon juice and zest and top with pomegranate seeds.
  • Serve with fresh herbs, Greek yoghurt and warm flatbread.


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Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .

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