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Eggplant Cannelloni with our Dill Chèvre

Feb 27, 2022 | Recipes To Impress, Savoury

Feel like a super easy belly warming, tastebud tantalising, body nourishing meal tonight? Try our #glutenfree #plantbased Eggplant 🍆 Cannelloni with our Dill Chèvre (or whichever of our #cheese is your faaaaaaav 🧀). Share your photos when you give this one a try and let us know what you think!! 🤟🏼⁠

Ingredients:⁠

Eggplants
~ 2 large eggplants⁠
~ 2 tbsp salt⁠
~ 3 tbsp oil to cook (our preference is cold pressed extra virgin Canola oil)⁠
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 Filling
~ 1 onion⁠
~ 1 clove garlic⁠
~ 2 tbsp olive oil⁠
~ 150g fresh spinach⁠
~ 250gm Firm Tofu⁠
~ 1 Block of #thevegandairy Dill Chèvre ⁠
~ Chia ‘egg’: 1 tbsp Chia seeds (preferably ground/crushed) + 3 tbsp water⁠
~ ¼ bunch basil, finely chopped⁠
~ Salt to taste (we use Miso paste or Tamari), and pepper⁠
~ 400g tomato pasta sauce⁠
~ 150g #vegan mozzarella, grated (sorry ours isn’t public yet! 😘)⁠
~ 2 tbsp parsley finely chopped, to serve⁠
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Method:⁠
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Eggplants 
~ Preheat the oven to 180C (356F) set to fan.⁠
~ Remove eggplant stem and cut lengthwise into 0.5 cm thick slices⁠
~ Transfer to a bowl and season with salt. Allow ~30 minutes for the eggplants to release bitterness.⁠
~ Rinse and pat dry with a clean tea towel (no need to waste paper towel 🌱)⁠
~ In batches, heat oil in a frying pan over medium/high heat and add eggplant slices, sautéing until golden on both sides⁠

Filling 
~ Chia ‘egg’: Mix chia seeds with warm water, sit for 5-10 minutes ⁠
~ Finely chop onion and garlic⁠
~ Heat oil in frying pan over medium heat and sauté until tender⁠
~ Add Tofu and sauté for 5 minutes ⁠
~ Add the basil and mix. Allow 1-2 minutes for it to reduce in volume⁠
~ Transfer into a bowl. Add Dill Chevre, chia ‘egg’, salt/miso and pepper to taste. Mix well, especially if you use Miso⁠
~ Place the eggplant slices onto a clean flat surface. Add 1 tbsp of the filling at the centre of each slice, and roll⁠
~ Spread half of of the tomato sauce into a baking dish⁠
~ Place the rolls seam side down. Pour over remaining sauce and sprinkle the mozzarella on top⁠
~ Bake for 25-30 minutes until the mozzarella is melted and golden⁠
~ Garnish with parsley, fresh pepper, and serve 🤤

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