Aubergine melts

Aubergine melts

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(84 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

    oh-ber-geen

    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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meg_86
8th Jul, 2009
noticed these a while ago and wanted to try them ever since, however was a bit disappointed! not as nice as they look
yasmine1991
14th May, 2009
i put the aubergine on toasted bread then baked in the oven, i also fried off onions and garlic in butter with a few more herbs and put that on top of the tomatoe then i finally put the cheese on and baked it. turned out GREAT!!! i thought the proper recipe was a bit boring and wasnt that tasty so adding a few of my own things to spice it up turned out lovely. i suggest you try my one out.
tashamurphy
16th Mar, 2009
1.05
Easy to follow recipe, and looked delicious, but didn't taste so good. I was very disappointed- maybe I had a bad aubergine?
catcooks
9th Mar, 2009
3.05
Made for veggie guests. Looked v pretty and was easy enough to do while catering for 12 people. Not sure it tasted as lovely as it looked but good result considering how quick and easy it is to cook.
llighton
22nd Feb, 2009
1.05
Very disappointing. Tasted like an aubergine with sliced tomato and a bit of melted goo on top. Will not be making this again.
groovyabe39
21st Feb, 2009
2.05
very bland, a bit disappointed
mrspenguin
16th Jan, 2009
Absolutely delicious! I loved it but I added some thinly sliced red onion on top of the cheese and tomato which really made a difference. I will definately make this again
clarabellski
7th Jan, 2009
4.05
Easy to make, but make sure you use good quality tomatoes, perhaps even smaller cherry vine tomatoes, to really get that flavour into the dish.
hexane
15th Sep, 2008
Very easy to make and very tasty. I sprinkled some finely chopped garlic onto the top of the cheese and tomatoes.
hunterslight
25th Aug, 2008
As my husband is less keen on aubergine,I used 2 courgettes,roasted for 35mins at 180 in a fan oven, adding mozzarella for the last 5 mins. I roasted cherry tomatoes for 15 mins,and put them on top of the cheese before serving.Instead of couscous,to make it gluten free, I served hot quinoa, mixed with peppers,and onion, cooked slowly in a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar, with peas.Very tasty.

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