Berenjenas en Mole (Aubergines in Mole)


Aubergines! I love aubergines and I can eat them any time, they are very nutritious and they are an excellent option for vegetarians because they have a very meaty texture, so when you mix them with a sauce, you think you are eating some sort of meat, so these days they have been saving me when “el inglés” doesn’t want to eat meat, like today. 

This is my own recipe and I hope you like it, I used mole sauce already made from “la costeña”, they do a good mole and from time to time is ok to cheat a bit and besides making mole from scratch is not on my list of things to do on a very busy day like today.

Serves 4

Prep 15 min

Cook 40 min


  • 4 large aubergines washed and cut lenghwise (one per person)
  • 3 tbsp of “La Costeña” mole
  • 2 tbsp tomato puré
  • 2 cups water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Rapeseed oil

To garnish

  • 1/4 iceberg lettuce washed and shredded
  • Fetta cheese 
  • Sour cream
  • 1 fresh jalapeño chilli finely chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C or gas mark 6. Place the sliced aubergines on a baking tray, add oil, salt and pepper to taste and put them in the oven to bake for around 30 min.
  2. In the meantime prepare the mole sauce. Add two cups of hot water in a saucepan and add the 3 tbsp of mole, stir until the mole has disolved, add the tomato puré and simmer for 10 min.
  3. Have the lettuce, cheese, sour cream and jalapeño chilli ready.
  4. Once the aubergines are cook take them out of the oven and place the slices one on top of other one, pour plenty of mole sauce and garnish with lettuce, cheese, a dollop of sour cream and some chopped jalapeño.


  • You can buy La Costeña mole in www.lacosteñ




Published by

Karla Zazueta

Mexican living in London

2 thoughts on “Berenjenas en Mole (Aubergines in Mole)

  1. This sounds delicious. We try not to eat a lot of meat, so this sounds nice. I have never made mole from scratch and grew up using Doña Maria’s. I actually found a jar of mole at Waitrose and have been waiting to use it (I hope it’s good!). My husband doesn’t appreciate all Mexican cooking, so I try not to challenge him too much. Haha. I will def keep this recipe on my list though. Thank you! xx

    1. Thank you Vanessa for your lovely comment. Yes, we also try not to eat a lot meat, well, my husband is the one that has gone all veggie lover freak, I do like vegetables, but I like meat as well. This is a wonderful recipe, really good option for a veggie person. I have done mole from scratch, but sometimes there is not enough time during the day, so things like Mole in a jar are quite handy. Have a lovely weekend x

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