Eggplant (Aubergine) Chevre Roulade over Mesclun

Total Time
20mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

If you're not a fan of goat cheese, you can substitute ricotta in the same amount. This is a great do-ahead first course or salad course for a dinner party. Just don't dress the greens ahead of time. Servings size is for a first course (two roulades per person)

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Stir together softened Chevre with chopped herbs set aside.
  2. Heat grill (or grill pan) until hot.
  3. Cut eggplant lengthwise into 8 (1/3-inch-thick) slices.
  4. Brush both sides of slices with 3 tablespoons oil (total), then season with salt and pepper.
  5. Grill slices in batches, turning over once and brushing grilled sides with some of remaining oil, until golden brown and tender, about 4 minutes, then transfer to a tray.
  6. While warm spread with the cheese mixture (a little goes a long way).
  7. Roll eggplant up from the short end.
  8. Whisk together the oil and vinegar, season with salt and pepper.
  9. Toss salad greens with just enough oil and vinegar to coat.
  10. Divide salad greens on to 4 chilled plates, place two roulades on top of the salad and drizzle with additional oil and vinegar mixture.