Simple Eggplant Rolls

Try this easy Sicilian summer recipe of eggplant rolls filled with tomato, basil, and cheese.

eggplant rollsGiuseppe Giustolisi

Basic and fast Sicilian summer recipe with all the flavors all of eggplants from the garden. Serve immediately or left gratin in the oven, the eggplant rolls are a simple but tasty idea with for a delicious Mediterranean dish.

Simple Eggplant Rolls
Recipe Type: Side
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4 servings
  • 320 g (11 oz) spaghetti (Italian spaghetti, made with durum wheat)
  • 2 eggplants (aubergines)
  • Extra virgin olive oil, to taste
  • 500 g (17 oz) tomato pulp
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • A sprig of fresh basil
  • Grated Grana Padano or Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, to taste (or grated vegan cheese)
  1. Wash, cut the eggplants and let them soak in salted water for 30 minutes.?Dry the eggplant and fry.
  2. Cook the tomato pulp in a pan with salt. At the end of cooking, add 2-3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and two or three basil leaves.
  3. Cook the spaghetti, al dente, in boiling salted water.
  4. Place the pasta inside the eggplants and wrap. Season with 1 tablespoon tomato pulp and grated cheese.
  5. Serve immediately.


Veronica Lavenia

Veronica is a born and raised Italian. She inherited her love for travel, passion for cooking and natural, sustainable, healthy slow food from her parents. Her works have appeared in 'Vegetarian Living', 'Veggie Magazine', 'Lifestyle food', 'Australian Good Food & Travel Guide', 'Chickpea' and 'Free from Heaven', among others. She is the author of "Panini: the simple tastes of Italian style bread"; 'The Rustic Italian bakery", "The Vegetarian Italian Kitchen" and "A Modern Italian table", published by New Holland Publishers Australia.

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