These Herby Couscous Stuffed Eggplant Rolls are so flavourful! They are wonderful served as a light lunch, appetizer or for dinner with salad on the side. The combination of grilled eggplant, creamy tahini sauce and cauliflower couscous which is packed with fresh herbs is so tasty! These rolls are Whole30, Paleo, Grain Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Keto and Specific Carbohydrate Diet Legal. 

Herby Rice Stuffed Eggplant Rolls
This recipe combines two of my favourite things, cauliflower rice and grilled eggplant.

Herby Rice Stuffed Eggplant Rolls
The cauliflower rice is quickly sautéed until tender and then mixed with a delicious blend of parsley, mint, pine nuts, shallots and garlic. The result is a flavourful and refreshing salad very similar to a middle eastern couscous. To keep this recipe paleo and vegan I avoided using dairy, but crumbled feta would be a wonderful salty addition to the salad if cheese is a part of your diet.

Herby Rice Stuffed Eggplant Rolls
Grilled slices of eggplant are the perfect encasing for the couscous, wrapping everything together into pretty serving sized portions. I am a bit of a grilled eggplant addict and absolutely love its tender texture and the way it absorbs other flavours, which in this dish is the garlic and herbs from the salad.

The tahini and lemon sauce is a wonderful combination of zesty citrus and creamy texture and is perfect for drizzling over the top of the rolls. You can also serve any extra sauce alongside the dish to spoon over because its so good, people always end up wanting more.

Herby Rice Stuffed Eggplant Rolls
These Vegan Eggplant Rolls are incredibly versatile. You can serve them as an appetizer, as part of an antipasti platter, in place of salad, as a side dish or a healthy lunch.

I find that the texture and quality of the rolls doesn’t change once made, so you could prepare the Vegan Eggplant Rolls up to a day in advance, but would recommend only topping with the tahini sauce right before serving.

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Herby Couscous Stuffed Eggplant Rolls

Every Last Bite
A delicious herb cauliflower couscous with pine nuts and garlic wrapped in slices of grilled eggplant.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Diets Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Paleo, Specific Carbohydrate Diet Legal, Whole30
Servings 10 rolls
Calories 102 kcal


Eggplant Slices

  • 2 eggplants
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Couscous filling*

  • 2 cups cauliflower rice approximately half a head of cauliflower
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 red onion or 1 shallot finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic

Tahini & Lemon Sauce

  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp honey or other sweetener
  • 1 clove garlic
  • water


  • Heat a grill to medium high heat or alternatively preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius (400 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Slice the eggplants length wise into 1cm thick slices. Brush each slice with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Grill the slices for approximately 3 minutes per side until golden in colour and tender. Alternatively lay the slices on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 5 minutes per side.
  • While the eggplant is cooking, heat 1/2 tsp of olive oil in a skillet on medium heat. Add in the cauliflower rice and sauté for 5 minutes until softened. Transfer the cauliflower couscous to a bowl and put in the fridge to cool.
  • Once the cauliflower couscous is cool, stir in the parsley, mint, pine nuts and chopped onion. In a small bowl whisk together the 1 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar and garlic and then pour over the couscous and stir.
  • In a bowl whisk together the tahini, lemon juice and crushed garlic. Add approximately 1 tbsp of water and continue to whisk until a a smooth sauce forms.
  • To assemble the rolls place 1 to 2 spoonfuls of the couscous at the wider end of the eggplant slice and roll up. Repeat with the remaining slices.
  • To serve drizzle the rolls with the tahini & lemon sauce and sprinkle with any additional parsley or pine nuts.


* if not on a dairy free, paleo, vegan diet, feta is a great addition to the couscous filling. Crumble up approximately 1/3 cup of feta and add it in.
Calories: 102kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 3gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 73mgPotassium: 370mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg
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