What you'll need

  • 2 aubergines (approx 200g in weight each), cut into 1 cm slices
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 spring onions, trimmed and sliced
  • 125g mozzarella, thickly sliced
  • 4 basil leaves, shredded
  • 300g napoletana (tomato) sauce
  • 20g parmesan cheese, grated

The easy bit

  1. Preheat the oven to 190ÂșC. Place the aubergine slices onto a baking tray in a single layer. Brush with the olive oil and bake for 10 minutes. Cooking the aubergines in this way means that you only use 2 tablespoons of oil - if you were to fry the slices it would use a lot more.
  2. Transfer the aubergines to an ovenproof dish, layering them with the spring onions, mozzarella, shredded basil and tomato sauce. Sprinkle with the parmesan and bake for 25 minutes. Serve immediately.