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A light, easy and fresh dinner – Mediterranean Vegan Eggplant Roll Ups. A combination of seasoned cauliflower rice rolled up in grilled eggplant over marinara.

A light, easy and fresh dinner - Mediterranean Vegan Eggplant Roll Ups. A combination of seasoned cauliflower rice rolled up in grilled eggplant over marinara | ThisSavoryVegan.com #vegan #plantbased

One of my New Year’s resolutions was to incorporate more vegetables into every meal.

And you’re probably thinking…”Rene, you’re vegan. Aren’t you already drowning in vegetables?”

And yes, vegetables are obviously a HUGE part of my diet already.

But I’m not going to lie, it is easy to overload on bread and potatoes and push those greens to the side.

So to avoid this, I have been loading up on the veggies.

A light, easy and fresh dinner - Mediterranean Vegan Eggplant Roll Ups. A combination of seasoned cauliflower rice rolled up in grilled eggplant over marinara | ThisSavoryVegan.com #vegan #plantbased

Don’t worry, I’m still eating bread and potatoes – I mean, I’m not a crazy person.

But, I’m making an extra effort to throw extra veg on my plate at every meal.

Zucchini, spinach and my newest obsession – cauliflower rice.

I’ve preached to you about the beauty of cauliflower. From my Vegan Cauliflower Meatballs to my Roasted Cauliflower Buffalo Pizza.

Cauliflower is such an adaptable veggie.

It may smell funky while you’re cooking it, but with the right seasonings it becomes super tasty.

With all that being said, in today’s recipe we are doubling down on veggies with these Mediterranean Vegan Eggplant Roll Ups.

A light, easy and fresh dinner - Mediterranean Vegan Eggplant Roll Ups. A combination of seasoned cauliflower rice rolled up in grilled eggplant over marinara | ThisSavoryVegan.com #vegan #plantbased

Cauliflower is sautéed with garlic, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes and hummus. Then everything gets rolled up into grilled eggplant slices and baked on a bed of simple marinara sauce.

A light, easy and fresh dinner - Mediterranean Vegan Eggplant Roll Ups. A combination of seasoned cauliflower rice rolled up in grilled eggplant over marinara | ThisSavoryVegan.com #vegan #plantbased

This meal is perfect if you are craving something pasta-ish, but want to lighten it up.

After it bakes, top it all off with some fresh herbs and vegan parmesan. Then…dig in.

TSV TIP: You’ll notice that half of the roll-ups are large and the other half are on the tiny side. That is because I used one eggplant instead of two. And since eggplants are smaller on the sides, you will end up with about four slices that are on the small side. Want all of your roll-ups to be uniform? Just use two eggplants instead.

Make this on Sunday and have lunches all week.

A light, easy and fresh dinner - Mediterranean Vegan Eggplant Roll Ups. A combination of seasoned cauliflower rice rolled up in grilled eggplant over marinara | ThisSavoryVegan.com #vegan #plantbased

Mediterranean Vegan Eggplant Roll Ups

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
A light, easy and fresh dinner - Mediterranean Vegan Eggplant Roll Ups. A combination of seasoned cauliflower rice rolled up in grilled eggplant over marinara.
4.71 from 17 ratings

Ingredients

FOR THE EGGPLANT

FOR THE FILLING

FOR THE CASSEROLE

  • 3-4 cups marinara
  • vegan parmesan for topping
  • fresh parsley or basil for topping

Instructions
 

FOR THE EGGPLANT

  • Slice eggplant into eight 1/2" slices. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat a griddle over medium-high heat. Coat the bottom of the pan with olive oil.
  • Working in batches, grill eggplant until there are gill marks on both sides and eggplant begins to soften. Add additional oil to the pan between batches if needed.
  • Set eggplant aside. 

FOR THE FILLING

  • Cut cauliflower into florets and place in a food processor. Blend until cauliflower is the size of rice. Add garlic, sun-dried tomatoes and basil to the food processor and pulse until combined.
  • Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add cauliflower mixture to the pan.
  • Saute for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add hummus, vegan parmesan, baby spinach, lemon juice, Italian seasoning, salt & pepper to the pan and stir to combine.
  • Saute for an additional 3-5 minutes, or until everything is thoroughly combined, cauliflower is softened and spinach is wilted.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.

FOR THE CASSEROLE

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Pour marinara into the bottom of a baking dish and spread evenly.
  • Top each eggplant slice with 2-4 tablespoons of filling (depending on how wide the slice is).
  • Roll eggplant slices up and place in the baking dish on top of the marinara sauce. 
  • Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes - or until everything is warmed through.
  • Remove from the oven and top with vegan parmesan and parsley (or basil).
  • Plate eggplant with marinara and serve.

Notes

*If you want 8 uniform large pieces, you will want to use 2 eggplants. If you are ok with 4 of the slices being on the smaller side (like I did), use 1 eggplant.
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