01/07/2013 12:42 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Perfect Finger Food: Aubergine Mini Pizzas

Over the weekend I bought a few aubergines to make a pasta sauce. My children seem to enjoy pasta with aubergines; this is a very versatile vegetable, you can prepare it in so many different ways and it can be very tasty indeed.

As I had a couple left over I made these aubergines mini pizzas which were really tasty! They made a nice starter before our main pasta dish.

They can also make a perfect finger food for a dinner party or they can be enjoyed as a healthy snack at any time of the day.

Serves 4.

2 medium aubergines
basil leafs
salt and pepper
1 mozzarella ball
olive oil
200 ml passata or tomato sauce

Wash and chop the aubergines ends and slice them half centimeter thick

Heat up a griddle pan and grill the slices for about a minute on both sides. Line the slices up on a baking tray

Mix the passata with a tbsp of oregano, 1 tbsp of olive oil, salt and pepper and spread it over the aubergine slices

Cut the mozzarella into small pieces and put it over the passata

Cook them under the grill of the oven at 200C for 2-3 minutes.

Decorate with a basil leaf and serve warm.

I am an Italian food blogger based in the UK and I enjoy cooking rustic recipes for my family and writing about Italian life and culture.

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