Eggplant-Roasted Pepper Rolls on White Bean Ragout

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Makes: 4  servings Prep 30 mins Start to Finish 40 mins

Ingredients

  • Olive oil cooking spray, for baking sheet
  • 1 1 3/4pound  eggplant, trimmed and cut lengthwise into twelve 1/4-inch-thick slices (discard ends)
  • 2 1/2 12 ounce jars roasted red bell peppers, rinsed, drained and patted dry
  • 2 tablespoons  finely grated fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 24 whole fresh basil leaves plus 3 tablespoons chopped
  • 1 teaspoon  olive oil
  • 1 pint  grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tablespoon  chopped fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons  finely chopped garlic
  • 2 15 1/2ounce cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon  fresh lemon juice

Directions

1. Preheat broiler and arrange rack about 5 inches from heat. Lightly coat a large nonstick baking sheet with cooking spray.

2. Arrange 6 eggplant slices, in a single layer, on prepared sheet; season with salt and pepper. Broil, turning once, until tender, about 4 minutes. Repeat with remaining 6 slices.

3. Preheat oven to 400 degree F and arrange rack in center. When cool enough to handle, place roasted peppers over eggplant slices (covering completely). Sprinkle each with 1/2 teaspoon Parmigiano-Reggiano and top with 2 whole basil leaves. Starting from short side, roll up eggplant, enclosing filling, and arrange, seam side down, on same baking sheet. Roast until filling is hot, about 10 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over moderate heat. Add tomatoes, rosemary, and garlic. Cook, stirring just until tomatoes begin to soften, about 4 minutes. Add beans and continue to cook until heated through, about 2 minutes more. Transfer to a bowl. Stir in juice and chopped basil; salt and pepper to taste, for ragout.

5. Arrange eggplant rolls over ragout in a shallow serving dish. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 4
  • cal.(kcal)310,
  • Fat, total(g)4,
  • chol.(mg)4,
  • sat. fat(g)1,
  • carb.(g)56,
  • fiber(g)14,
  • pro.(g)16,
  • sodium(mg)608,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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