Pigs in blankets are a staple part of a classic Christmas dinner and why should the veggies miss out? These veggies in vests are a really quick and easy way of impressing your guests and they make a great side or starter.


1 Large aubergine

1 225g block of halloumi

A handful of Parsley

1 lemon

Chill flakes (optional)


  1. Cut the aubergine lengthways into thin slices and fry them for a few minutes on each side in a pan with a few drops of oil.
  2. Finely chop a few handfuls of parsley and zest the lemon onto a chopping board.
  3. Chop the halloumi into finger sized sticks and roll them in the chopped parsley and lemon zest.
  4. Wrap the halloumi in the aubergine slices and bake in the oven at 180c for 10 mins with a squeeze of lemon juice.

Watch Sarah have a go at making these in our video on cooking up a vegetarian Christmas!

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