1 Wash the aubergines, pat dry and cut off the ends. Then cut lengthwise into 8 slices and sprinkle with salt. Leave to stand for 30 minutes to draw out some of the water, then rinse well and pat dry.
2 Fry in oil, a few slices at a time, or grill, whichever you prefer.
3 Wash the asparagus, peel the lower third and cut off the ends. Cook in boiling, salted water for about 8 minutes until al dente. Then drain, refresh in cold water and drain thoroughly.
4 Crumble the pecorino and chop the dried tomatoes and olives.
5 Place one spear of asparagus, a little cheese and some chopped tomatoes and olives on each slice of aubergine. Roll up and secure with a toothpick, pinning 1 basil leaf to each roll.
6 Serve on a platter with cherry tomatoes.