Brinjal parcels

Brinjal Parcels


This delicious Brinjal Parcels recipe is both low calorie and delicious - not to mention vegetarian!

  • 45 mins
  • 4
  • Easy


  • 2 large brinjals, thinly sliced (2 – 3mm thick)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 100g mixed baby spinach, rocket and basil leaves
  • 125ml wholewheat breadcrumbs
  • 200g ricotta, crumbled
  • 2 eggs
  • 125ml Pecorino cheese
  • 80ml sun-dried tomato pesto
  • 100g mozzarella, finely sliced


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C.Pack the brinjal slices out on a baking tray and bake until cooked and soft. Season.
  2. Sauté the onion, garlic and spinach mixture. Take off the heat and mix the breadcrumbs, ricotta, eggs and Pecorino through. Season.
  3. Add a heaped teaspoonful of the spinach and ricotta mixture to the middle of the brinjal slices. Top with half a teaspoon of sun-dried tomato pesto and roll up. Arrange the rolls in an oven proof serving dish and top with mozzarella slices. Bake until the mozzarella melts and turns light golden.

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