Sonntag, 20. März 2011

Quick office wrap filled with humus & aubergines

Sometimes there's just no time to have proper lunch at work - meetings and conf calls all day long. At a high workload it is even more important to have nutritious snacks to make it through the day. When my schedule is fully booked I prepare snacks the day before and then nibble on them during conf calls *ssshhhh* ;-) or in the few minutes in between meetings.

Quick office wrap filled with humus & aubergines

1 aubergine/eggplant
tortilla wraps
1 tomato or whatever you have at hand
fresh basil leaves

Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
Wash and cut the aubergine into 1cm slices. Lay the slices out and salt them to get the bitterness out of the aubergine. This is not always necessary, but I never found out when it is - so I do it every time. :-) Let the salt sit for 20 minutes on the slices - then wash it off and pat the aubergine dry.
Mix some olive oil with dried herbs like thyme, rosemary, sage, Hungarian paprika. Brush the mixture on the aubergine slices and place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Grill it for approx. 20 minutes on one and 10 minutes on the other side. Remove from oven and let them cool.
In the morning place some pre made humus, 1-2 aubergine slices, sprouts (e.g. alfalfa sprouts), tomato slices, some basil leaves on a wrap and roll it up. Enjoy during a conference call and pray that nobody asks you something while you're chewing on the wrap ;-)

I always make more antipasti - not only aubergines. Just take some zucchini, shallots, cauliflower ... - slice them and brush the oil-herb-mixture on them and off to the oven they go. Store them in an airtight container and use within a few days for example in salads or sandwiches. Sometimes I sprinkle a bit of balsamic vinegar on the antipasti - this tastes fantastic! Just try it!

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