Starter Recipes > Aubergine, Basil and Mozzarella Rolls

This recipe is part of the December 2007 Recipes Menu

Starter - Aubergine, Basil and Mozzarella Rolls
Main Course - Pepper Beef
Dessert - Fudge Nut Pie

How to make aubergine, basil and mozzarella rolls:
Very easy to make in advance and bake at the last moment this starter has a truly Mediterranean flavour.


Aubergine, Basil and Mozzarella Rolls
1 aubergine sliced thinly lengthways
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 garlic clove crushed
about 4 teaspoons green pesto
4 slices of mozzarella cheese
salt and pepper
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- Choose 4 evenly sized slices of aubergine.
- Heat the olive oil in a frying pan with the garlic.
- Fry the aubergine slices very gently in the olive oil until really soft.
- Place the slices on some kitchen paper to absorb excess oil.
- Spread 1 teaspoon of pesto onto each slice of aubergine.
- Put a slice of mozzarella cheese on to one half of each aubergine slice and fold the other half over it.
- Season with a little salt and pepper.
- Put the four aubergine "parcels" onto a greased baking tray.
- Cook at 180 degrees C. for about 10 minutes.
- Serve with a chopped red onion and tomato salad and a few stoned black olives.