Mediterranean Delights — Make Grilled Sicilian Eggplant Rolls

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Well, this week, we're back for more!

Because we love you, we're sharing one of the most popular dishes that we feature in the Mediterranean Diet program's handouts. This meal got rave reviews from every single tester, and it couldn't be easier to make. Help your clients ease into healthful eating with this fun and tasty recipe!

Grilled Sicilian Eggplant Rolls 

Serves: 6 | Serving Size: 1 roll


2 teaspoons of olive oil, divided
1 eggplant, sliced lengthwise into 1/4-inch strips
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 cup Panko or white breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
6 bamboo skewers, soaked in water overnight
Vegetable oil spray


Sicilian EggplantPlace a teaspoon of olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the slices of eggplant in a single layer and cover the pan. Let the eggplant cook, covered, until it gets soft. You may need to turn the slices occasionally.

Meanwhile, in a second skillet, sauté the garlic and breadcrumbs in the other teaspoon of olive oil until lightly browned. Remove the mixture from heat and stir in the Parmesan cheese.

Sprinkle a little of the breadcrumb mixture on each slice of eggplant.

Roll the eggplant into compact cylinders, securing each with a long bamboo skewer (as pictured).

Place skewers on a piece of foil and transfer to a preheated grill. Grill on foil with a little vegetable oil spray until browned on both sides.

Serve warm.

Nutrition Information:

Serves 6. Each serving contains 41 calories, 2 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 1 mg cholesterol, 46 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 0 g dietary fiber, 0 g sugar, and 1 g protein.

Each serving has 0% DV vitamin A, 1% DV vitamin C, 2% DV calcium, and 0% DV iron.

Chef’s Tips:

Garnish with warmed marinara sauce and a squiggle of hot pepper tomato paste, as pictured.

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