|Eggplant Rolls with Pesto (Pesto Soslu Patlican Rulo)|
2 eggplants, peeled and thinly sliced lengthwise
5 tbsp olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
4 tbsp pesto
1 ½ cups grated mozzarella
4-5 fresh basil leaves, torn
1 tsp salt to taste
¼ tsp black pepper
Salt eggplants and, leave for 15 minutes. Rinse with cold water and drain on paper towels.
Brush them on both sides with olive oil and place over an oven tray with baking paper. Broil lightly both sides in the oven. Take out and let them cool for a while. Spread pesto on one side of an eggplant slice. Top with mozzarella and season with salt and pepper. Roll it up and secure with a wooden toothpick on top. Then, place them over a greased oven tray and bake at 350 F (180 C) for 8-10 minutes.
Garnish with torn basil leaves and serve warm.