Eggplant Rolls with Creamy Walnut Filling and Tomato Sauce

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A sumptuous and savory delight, these Eggplant Rolls offer a creamy, nutty filling and a tangy tomato sauce that perfectly complements the grilled eggplant. This dish is not just vegan-friendly, but also packed full of flavor and wholesome ingredients.

This recipe is Budget, Vegan, Dairy-Free, and Quick, with main ingredients being Eggplant and Vegan Cream Cheese.

Enjoy this as a main course or an appetizer, either way, the flavorful filling and rich sauce will have you coming back for more.

Eggplant Rolls Recipe

To truly savor these Eggplant Rolls, we recommend serving them warm, garnished with a drizzle of the tomato sauce and a sprinkle of fresh cilantro.

Filling

In a bowl, combine vegan cream cheese, minced garlic, minced walnuts, chopped cilantro, salt, and pepper. Mix well.

Eggplant Rolls with Creamy Walnut Filling and Tomato Sauce: Tomato sauce preparation
Eggplant Rolls with Creamy Walnut Filling and Tomato Sauce

Eggplant

Grill the sliced eggplants on a pan with some olive oil until they’re tender.

Eggplant Rolls with Creamy Walnut Filling and Tomato Sauce: Sliced eggplants to be grilled

Assembling the Rolls

Spread the cream cheese filling on each slice of grilled eggplant. Roll them up tightly.

Tomato Sauce

Sauté the diced onion and minced garlic, then add crushed tomatoes or puree and vegan cream cheese. Blend the mixture and season it with salt, pepper, and dry oregano.

Eggplant Rolls with Creamy Walnut Filling and Tomato Sauce: Laying Tomatoes
Eggplant Rolls with Creamy Walnut Filling and Tomato Sauce

Final Steps

Serve the eggplant rolls warm with a generous serving of tomato sauce.

Eggplant Rolls with Creamy Filling and Tomato Sauce
Eggplant Rolls with Creamy Filling and Tomato Sauce

Eggplant Rolls with Creamy Walnut Filling and Tomato Sauce

These Eggplant Rolls with Creamy Filling and Tomato Sauce offer a hearty and flavorful experience. Ideal for a fancy dinner or a casual gathering, they’re sure to be a hit.
Servings 4
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Equipment

  • Mixing bowls
  • Frying pan
  • Spatula
  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 2 eggplants sliced
  • 1 cup vegan cream cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 cup walnuts minced
  • Handful cilantro chopped
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • For the Tomato Sauce:
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes or puree
  • 1 tbsp vegan cream cheese
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp dry oregano

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the Filling: In a bowl, combine 1 cup vegan cream cheese, 2 minced garlic cloves, 1/2 cup minced walnuts, a handful of chopped cilantro, and season with salt & pepper. Mix well.
  • Grill the Eggplant: On a pan with some olive oil, grill the slices of 2 eggplants until tender and slightly browned.
  • Assemble the Rolls: Lay each grilled eggplant slice flat and spread a generous amount of the creamy filling. Roll them up tightly.
  • Make the Tomato Sauce: In a separate pan, sauté 1 diced onion and 2 minced garlic cloves. Add 1 cup of crushed tomatoes or puree, and 1 tbsp of vegan cream cheese. Blend the sauce and season with salt, pepper, and 1 tsp of dry oregano.
  • Serve: Place the eggplant rolls on a serving dish and pour the tomato sauce over them. Enjoy!

Notes

For added flavor, you can include some chopped sun-dried tomatoes in the filling.
If walnuts are not to your liking, you can substitute them with pecans or almonds.
Fresh basil or parsley can also be used in place of cilantro for a different flavor profile.
Calories: 225kcal
Cost: $12
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Fusion
Keyword: Cream Cheese and Walnut Filled Eggplant, Dairy-Free Eggplant Recipes, Eggplant Rolls with Creamy Filling Recipe, Gourmet Vegan Side Dish, Vegan Appetizer Ideas
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