I love eggplant and make it in any way, shape or form. This is great for a light meal or an appetizer.

Thinly slice your eggplant and place slices in boiling water for 2 min. drain on paper towels.

Place slices criss cross and layer tomato, basil and fresh mozzarella, then fold up into a neat little package.

Brush with olive oil and broil for 5 min, on each side.

Serve warm with a light tomato sauce, or a tomato based vinaigrette. Garnish with toasted pine nuts.

They’re so tender and flavorful, they just melt in your mouth!!

Buon Appetito!!!

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  1. The Italain grocers close to home make something similar…like little rolls. Thanks for the recipe so I can try them myself. Anything with fresh basil is in my favourite food group!

  2. Oh, man, does that look scrumptious. I adore eggplant—well, I adore all of those ingredients. I’ll bet these little beauties do melt in your mouth!

  3. I must be channeling you and I craved eggplant last week. This suggestion is great. BTW like your profile pick. Very galmorous.

  4. I’d like to take some crusty Italian bread and make a sandwich out of your eggplant bundles. And I wouldn’t share! haha

  5. These sound really good! I like all of the fresh ingredients.

  6. Wow what a discovery your blog is, you should be a proud Italian cook, you got the goods. I love the last few entries that i just perused. Must try the ricotta bytes and the timballo is amazing. Love the pan. It looks like an enameled metal bowl. Hope I can find one here. Living in Italy it is surprisingly difficult to find things out of your own region, as it is that regional. I look forward to being back…grazie

  7. Eggplants are so filling, a belssing when one want’s to avoid meat.

  8. Marie you know what I’m going to say – LOVE IT!!! We think alike on the aubergine/eggplant front:) I like your profile photo – very glam:)

  9. I want to adopt you as my mom…

  10. Man, these look good, love eggplant, don’t know why I don’t make it more often. Your picture looks good…

  11. Thanks Val, It’s a nice and light meal.

    Lisa, they do, cause you boil them for a couple of minutes and that makes them real tender.

    Glam, It’s amazing what a little editing can do!! (ha ah)

    Maryann, Ha ha!!!

    Thanks Kevin!

    Pasticcera, Thank you and welcome!!
    Hope to see more of you, I’m coming by for a visit to you too.

    Peter M, I totally agree!

    Thanks Lorraine. editing does wonders!!! (ha ah)

    Leomemorial, OK!

    Thanks Jo Jo!

  12. That first picture…oh man! Even though its late and I shouldn’t want to eat…I want this! 🙂

  13. Simple y delicioso plato!!!, felicitaciones por tu espléndido blog de platos italianos!!!. Mar

  14. Brenda says:

    Love your blog! Counting calories — any idea how many calories for this dish?