Eggplant Rolls with Goat Cheese and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Author: Canadian Living

These impressive and colourful vegetarian bites can be made well ahead of time. Use either oil-packed or reconstituted dry sun-dried tomatoes.

  • Portion size 40 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Holiday Cookbook: Fall 2009

Ingredients

  • 2 eggplants (about 1 lb/500 g each)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 10 oz goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Method

Cut eggplants lengthwise into 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick slices, discarding outer slices with skin. Sprinkle all over with salt; arrange in single layer on baking sheets. Place 1 of the sheets on top of the other; top with another baking sheet. Weigh down with heavy cans; let stand for 30 minutes. Pat dry and wipe off pans.

Brush both sides of eggplant with oil; bake on 2 large parchment paper–lined baking sheets in 400°F (200°C) oven, turning eggplant once, until golden and softened, about 25 minutes. Let cool.

Meanwhile, in bowl, mash together cheese, tomatoes, basil, cream and pepper; set aside.

Brush 1 side of eggplant with vinegar; cut each slice in half crosswise. Place scant 1 tbsp (15 mL) filling at cut end of each; roll up to enclose stuffing. Arrange, seam side down, on platter. Serve chilled or at room temperature. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Nutritional facts Per piece: about

  • Sodium 87 mg
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 43.0
  • Total fat 3 g
  • Potassium 59 mg
  • Cholesterol 5 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 3 g

%RDI

  • Iron 2.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 2.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 3.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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