Vegetarian Stuffed Aubergines

Vegetarian Stuffed Aubergines

One of the most joyful things about cooking is experimentation, and we love a versatile recipe. A vegetarian alternative to our meat-stuffed aubergines, the recipe below is for a mushroom, spinach and tomato-filled aubergine, topped with cheese, but almost everything about this recipe is optional. A great way to use up whatever vegetables, herbs and greens are knocking about in the fridge, the only essential part here is the aubergine!

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