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Eggplant cannelloni

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.

Eggplant cannelloni


For the eggplants

  • Preheat the oven to 180οC (356ο F) set to fan.
  • Cut the stem of the eggplants, and then cut them into 0,5 cm thick slices, lengthwise.
  • Transfer the slices into a bowl and season with salt. Allow 30 minutes for the eggplants to reduce in bitterness.
  • Then, rinse them and dry well with kitchen paper towel.
  • Add the 1/3 of the olive oil into a frying pan over medium heat.
  • Sauté the slices in batches, for a few seconds, on each side until golden. Add the rest of the olive oil into the frying pan for the remaining slices.

For the filling

  • Finely chop the onion and garlic.
  • Heat the olive oil into a frying pan over medium heat.
  • Sauté the vegetables for 1-2 minutes until they are tender. Add the spinach and mix. Allow 1-2 minutes for it to wilt and reduce in volume. 
  • Transfer the ingredients into a bowl. Add the ricotta, egg, nutmeg, the basil finely chopped, salt, pepper, and mix all of the ingredients.
  • Spread the eggplant slices onto your working surface. Add 1 tablespoon of the filling at the center of each slice, and roll.
  • In a bowl, mix the tomato sauce with the basil pesto.
  • Spread 100 g of the sauce onto a 20 cm round ovenproof baking dish.
  • Divide the rolls by placing the seam side down. Pour the rest of the sauce, the mozzarella, and bake for 25-30 minutes until the mozzarella is melted and golden.
  • Sprinkle with the finely chopped parsley, freshly ground pepper, and serve.


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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
18 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
34 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
65 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
4 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
6 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
50 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
12 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
57 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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