Grilled Eggplant Roll-Ups Stuffed with Goat Cheese



2 cups spinach leaves washed
8 slices eggplant , sliced lengthwise about 1/4" thick
1/4 cup goat cheese
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
8 strips roasted red bell peppers , cut 1/4" wide
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped shallots
1/4 cup fresh, chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

Cooking Instructions

1. Preheat the grill to medium and the oven to 350°F.

2. Heat 1 teaspoon of the olive oil in a skillet. Add the spinach and a pinch each of salt and pepper and toss in the pan for about 1 minute. Remove from the pan and let cool.

3. Brush the eggplant slices with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill for 1 to 2 minutes on each side, taking care not to overcook.

4. Mix the goat cheese and parsley together. Season with salt and pepper. Shape the cheese into 8 cork-sized pieces.

5. To assemble: On the top of each slice of eggplant, place a strip of pepper, a few leaves of spinach, and a "cork" of cheese. Begin with the wide end of the eggplant and roll toward the narrow end. Place on a lightly oiled cookie sheet, seam side down. (Steps 3 through 5 can be done ahead and kept in the refrigerator up to 2 days.)

6. Warm the roll-ups in the oven until thoroughly heated, about 8 to 10 minutes, longer if they have been refrigerated. While the roll-ups are warming, make the sauce.

For the sauce:

1. Heat the olive oil in a small skillet over low heat. Add the shallots and cook until soft and translucent, about 2 minutes. Add the balsamic vinegar. Add the tomatoes and toss for 1 minute. Bring to a boil. Remove from the heat.

2. Place 2 roll-ups on each plate. Spoon sauce over the top and serve.

Serving Size: 2 roll-ups

Nutrition Information

Number of Servings: 4
5 g
Total Carbohydrate
14 g
Dietary Fiber
5 g
Soluble Fiber
2 g
Insoluble Fiber
2 g
8 g
Total Fat
16 g
Saturated Fat
4 g
Monounsaturated Fat
10 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
1 g
Trans Fatty Acid (tfa)
0 g
7 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acid
0 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acid
1 g
Percent Calories from Protein
9 %
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate
26 %
Percent Calories from Fat
65 %
Vitamin A
277 IU
Vitamin B1- Thiamin
0 mg
Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin
0 mg
Vitamin B3 - Niacin
1 mg
Vitamin B6
0 mg
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0 mcg
Vitamin C
46 mg
Vitamin D
0 IU
68 mcg
Vitamin E
2 IU
Vitamin K
0 mcg
Pantothenic Acid
1 mg
57 mg
2 mg
89 mg
501 mg
232 mg
0 mg