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Braaied Caprese Brinjal Parcels

Braaied Caprese Brinjal Parcels


When making these bite-size flavour bombs, we suggest you make many more than you think you’ll need. They’re a real crowd pleaser and they tend to disappear fast.

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  • Prep Time : 30 mins |
  • Cook Time : 10 mins
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2 large brinjals, sliced thinly lengthwise and brushed with olive oil

2 medium tomatoes, sliced (not too thick)

1 jar (130 g) basil pesto

250 g Mozzarella cheese, sliced

NoMU Extra Virgin Olive Oil

NoMU Sea Salt

NoMU Black Pepper


The idea here is to create a parcel that has layers of flavour.

Prepare the tomato and Mozzarella cheese – don’t slice either too thickly or you won’t be able to close the parcel

Take one slice of brinjal and spread it with pesto. Add a slice of tomato in the middle and season with salt and pepper. Place a slice of cheese on top of the tomato. Fold the brinjal into a parcel and secure with 2 toothpicks. If you have cheese hanging over the sides just nip the edges off with knife. If you don’t, the cheese will melt onto the braai grid before the brinjal is cooked.

Repeat this process until all of the Brinjal slices have been used. Braai the parcels over medium-heat coals until the brinjal is soft and the cheese has melted.