Caprese aubergine traybake recipe

aubergine recipes Sep 28, 2022
  • Serves 4
  • 20 mins to prepare and 25 mins to cook
  • 309 calories/serving


  • 2 aubergines, cut into 5mm slices
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • 240g ball reduced-fat mozzarella, drained and thinly sliced
  • 250g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Two soft white bread rolls, torn into small pieces
  • 2 tbsp Free From green pesto
  • 15g fresh basil, leaves picked and roughly chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 7, 220°C, and fan 200°C. Brush the aubergine slices on both sides with 3 tbsp oil.
  2. Heat a frying or grill pan over medium-high heat, then fry the aubergine slices in batches for 3-4 mins on each side until lightly golden.
  3. Transfer to a plate, season, and set aside while you cook the remaining slices.
  4. In a large roasting tin, arrange the fried aubergine slices, red onion, and mozzarella layers, nestling in the tomato halves between them.
  5. Season with pepper, then roast for 15-20 mins until the aubergine is very soft and tender throughout and the mozzarella has melted.
  6. Toss the torn rolls with 1 tbsp oil and season. Mix the pesto with 1 tbsp water to loosen, then pour over the veg in the tray; top with the bread.
  7. Bake for 5-10 mins until the croutons are crunchy and golden, then scatter with the basil to serve.


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