Keeping Aubergine Soup simple isn’t as easy as it looks. The sponge like texture ensures you need to work fast, or it may discolour more quickly than you expect. Leave peeling your Aubergines till last (or Egg Plants for those across the water).
For this version, I wanted to make it without much preparation, so I went for a can of butter beans that was in my cupboard and fast approaching its sell by date. It’s as good an excuse to make up a soup as any. Finished with pink peppercorns on the top, this looked lovely on the table.