Aubergine melts

Aubergine melts

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(63 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Choose a glossy, plump aubergine to make this warming vegetarian main course

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal213
  • fat17g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre4g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.41g
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Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 aubergines, halved lengthways
    Aubergine

    Aubergine

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    Although it's technically a fruit (a berry, to be exact), the aubergine is used as a…

  • 4 tomatoes
    Tomato

    Tomato

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    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 1 x 150g ball mozzarella, drained
  • handful basil leaves

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Drizzle the oil over the aubergine and bake in the oven for 25 mins until softened. Meanwhile, slice the tomatoes and mozzarella, then arrange on top of the aubergine. Return to oven for another 5 mins or until the cheese has melted. Scatter over some basil leaves. Serve with couscous and green salad.

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mettemariemaj
20th Aug, 2011
3.05
Im having a problem with the mozzarella... It gets watery and leaves a pool under the aubergine. Am i using the wrong cheese? Otherwise a fantastic dish.. Im making it now for the 3. time. :)
thespecialk
20th Jul, 2011
5.05
Really enjoyed this one! But I made some changes as some comments said it was a bit bland. Made tomato sauce instead of using fresh tomatoes->used plenty of garlic, sugar & black pepper & let it reduce down for a good while. I also added olives & sundried tomatoes just before I put the mozarella on! Served with grilled courgettes (cooked in olive oil & lemon juice) and some chips! Went down a treat with my boyfriend, will def make again!
monkeycow
5th Jul, 2011
4.05
very nice way to make your loved ones eat veggies :) I used haloumi cheese instead of mozzarella,which I find a bit more exciting in taste
monkeycow
5th Jul, 2011
4.05
very nice way to make your loved ones eat veggies :) I used haloumi cheese instead of mozzarella,which I find a bit more exciting in taste
livi79
2nd Jun, 2011
5.05
I made this today and was really good, my 20 months old daugther liked it as well. I made 2 little changes: I cut the aubergine cca. 1-1,5 cm round slices, so it cooked a bit more faster, and was easier to serve. Before putting the slices to the oven, after the oil I put some fine chopped basil to the top of them.
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vikingpurplepenguin
19th May, 2011
4.05
As per other comments I cooked up some garlic and tinned tomatoes in a saucepan with oregano and basil, adding some chopped baby tomatoes for texture. Served with cous cous and salad. Other half felt it would have been nicer with mince added.
genwhy
12th Apr, 2011
5.05
It turned out very tasty, but I did salt the aubergine prior to cooking and I used goat cheese instead of mozzarella. I followed the advice from previous comments and cooked the aubergine for 20 mins, then added tomatoes, tomato purée, garlic and herbs and cooked for another 15 mins before adding cheese for a final 5. Delicious and easy light meal for one.
windigo
31st Mar, 2011
I liked it a lot, I used canned tomato paste though, and buffalo mozzarella. That way you're really in for a treat ;)
nefelilydia
26th Mar, 2011
5.05
amazing plate......love it
ammaangie
3rd Feb, 2011
Just cooked this as a starter. Found it very bland.

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