Herby Couscous Stuffed Eggplant Rolls

This recipe combines  of my favourite matters, cauliflower rice and grilled eggplant. The cauliflower rice is quick sautéed till soft and then mixed with a scrumptious combination of parsley, mint, pine nuts, shallots and garlic. The end result is a flavourful and fresh salad very similar to a center japanese couscous. To preserve this recipe paleo and vegan I prevented the usage of dairy, but crumbled feta could be a top notch salty addition to the salad if cheese is part of your diet.


Grilled slices of eggplant are the suitable encasing for the couscous, wrapping the entirety together into pretty serving sized quantities. i am a piece of a grilled eggplant addict and simply love its soft texture and the way it absorbs other flavours, which in this dish is the garlic and herbs from the salad.

Ingredients
Eggplant Slices

  • 2 eggplants
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Couscous filling

  • 2 cups cauliflower rice approximately half a head of cauliflower
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 red onion or 1 shallot finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic


Tahini & Lemon Sauce

  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp honey or other sweetener
  • 1 clove garlic
  • water

commands

  1. heat a grill to medium high warmth or instead preheat the oven to 200 levels Celsius (400 levels Fahrenheit)
  2. Slice the eggplants length wise into 1cm thick slices. Brush each slice with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Grill the slices for about 3 mins in line with aspect until golden in shade and gentle. instead lay the slices on a baking sheet and bake inside the oven for 5 mins according to facet.
  3. while the eggplant is cooking, heat 1/2 tsp of olive oil in a skillet on medium heat. upload in the cauliflower rice and sauté for five minutes until softened. transfer the cauliflower couscous to a bowl and put within the refrigerator to chill.
  4. as soon as the cauliflower couscous is cool, stir in the parsley, mint, pine nuts and chopped onion. In a small bowl whisk together the 1 1/2 tbsp greater virgin olive oil, pink wine vinegar and garlic after which pour over the couscous and stir.
  5. In a bowl whisk together the tahini, lemon juice and overwhelmed garlic. add about 1 tbsp of water and continue to whisk till a a smooth sauce paperwork.
  6. To collect the rolls region 1 to 2 spoonfuls of the couscous at the wider give up of the eggplant slice and roll up. Repeat with the last slices.
  7. To serve drizzle the rolls with the tahini & lemon sauce and sprinkle with any extra parsley or pine nuts.


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