- 1 large aubergine
- 6 tablespoons olive oil
- 6 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1-2 courgettes – thinly sliced
- 75 g vegan cheese – grated
- handful of fresh basil
- sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Cut the stem end off the aubergine. Slice lengthways in to 5mm (¼ inch) thick slices: you should have 6.
- Sprinkle over the salt between each slice. Leave for 30 minutes. Rinse and pat dry.
- Heat the olive oil in a frying pan. Sauté the aubergine slices on both sides. Drain them on some absorbent paper. Fry the courgettes at the same time or alternatively grill for 3 minutes and turn over and cook until golden.
- Pre-heat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF/gas mark 6.
- Spread a tablespoon of tomato paste on to each aubergine layer, followed by a courgette layer. Place some Parmesan cheese over the top. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and add some basil leaves.
- Roll each aubergine slice up in a cylinder secured together with 2 cocktail sticks. Place on a lined oven tray and bake for 10 minutes to warm through.
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