Grilled aubergine wrap with ricotta and thyme

rotolo di Melanzane e Ricotta

Difficulty:Very easy Time:Quick

INGREDIENTS (x 6 persons):

  • - 2 long purple aubergines
  • - 100 g of Italian ricotta cheese
  • - 100 ml already-made tomato sauce
  • - extra virgin olive oil
  • - salt/pepper
  • - 1 large handful of grated Parmesan
  • - 1 handful of fresh thyme
  • - toothpicks
  • - some cherry tomatoes to decorate (optional)


  • 1. Remove and discard some stripes off the aubergine skin. Cut the aubergines in about 1/2 cm slices and grill them in a hot non-sticky grill pan.
  • 2. Lay the grilled aubergine on a baking tray covered with paper foil. Place on each slice half a teaspoon of tomato sauce, some ricotta cheese, a teaspoon of Parmesan, a pinch of salt and pepper, and 1-2 leaves of basil.
  • 3. Then, make a wrap of the aubergine slice and fix it with a toothpick. Drizzle with some oil and serve them in a dish you have decorated with some cherry tomatoes and thyme.


  • - This is a nice, handy recipe to finish some leftover ingredients from previous dinners, such as the tomato sauce (check out the correspondent recipe). Alternatively, you can purchase an Italian already-made sauce which you should be able to find in your area.
  • - To grill the aubergine, you can also use a deep pan, which you pre-grease with just few drops of olive oil.
  • - If you do not like ricotta cheese, you can alternatively use a hard type of mozzarella, such as the cube size for pizza.
  • - If you want them warm, cook the au gratin in a pre-heated oven for few minutes. In this case, you can get a nice crust on top of your wraps by adding a drizzle of grated Parmesan before putting it into the oven.