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Grilled Aubergine Parcels Recipe

Grilled Aubergine Parcels
How to make Grilled Aubergine Parcels

About Grilled Aubergine Parcels Recipe: Rolled up slices of perfectly grilled aubergine stuffed with a divine mix of tomatoes, cheddar cheese and basil. A light dressing of balsamic vinegar, lime juice, tomato paste and oil. Topped with pine nuts and fresh basil leaves.

  • Total Cook Time1 hr
  • Prep Time 15 mins
  • Cook Time 45 mins
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Easy

Ingredients of Grilled Aubergine Parcels

  • 2 large, long aubergines, cut lengthwise into thin even slices 5 mm thick - discard outer slices
  • 200 g cheddar cheese, cut into 8 slices
  • 4 tomatoes, each cut into 8 slices
  • 16-20 basil leaves
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • For the Dressing:
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • For the Garnish:
  • 2 Tbsp toasted pine nuts (optional)
  • Some basil leaves, torn

How to Make Grilled Aubergine Parcels

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Cook the slices of aubergine in boiling salted water for 2 minutes. Drain and dry on kitchen paper.
Take 2 aubergine slices and place on a flame proof tray in a cross pattern. Place a tomato slice in the center, season, add a slice of cheese, another basil leaf, another tomato slice and more seasoning.
Fold the ends of the aubergine slices up around the filling to make a parcel and turn upside down.
Repeat with the rest of the ingredients to make 8 parcels. Chill the parcels for 20 minutes.
To make the dressing, whisk together all the ingredients and season to taste.
Preheat the grill.
Brush the parcels with a little oil and cook for 5 minutes on each side.
Serve hot with the dressing, sprinkled with pine nuts, if using, and basil leaves.
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