no comments

Eggplant Pomodoro Pasta

YIELD: 6 servings

SERVINGS: 6

ACTIVE TIME: 35 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 35 minutes

Diced eggplant turns tender and tasty sautéed with garlic and olive oil. Toss with fresh plum tomatoes, green olives, and capers for a simple light summer sauce. We like it over angel hair pasta, but any type of pasta will work. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and a mixed green salad.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium eggplant (about 1 pound), cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 plum tomatoes, diced
  • ⅓ cup chopped pitted green olives
  • 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 4 tsp. capers, rinsed
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 12 oz. whole-wheat angel hair pasta
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley or basil

Instructions

  1. Put a pot of water on to boil.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add eggplant and cook, stirring occasionally, until just softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add tomatoes, olives, vinegar, capers, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper (if using) and cook, stirring, until the tomatoes begin to break down, 5 to 7 minutes more.
  3. Meanwhile, cook pasta in boiling water until just tender, about 6 minutes or according to package directions. Drain and divide the pasta among 6 shallow bowls. Spoon the sauce over the pasta and sprinkle parsley (or basil) on top.

Nutrition

Per serving:

282 calories, total fat: 7 g, saturated fat: 1 g, cholesterol: 0 mg, carbohydrates: 50 g, fiber: 10 g, total sugars: 5 g, added sugars: 0 g, protein: 10 g, sodium: 467 mg, potassium: 419 mg,
folate: 60 mcg, calcium: 46 mg

Carbohydrate Servings: 3

Recipe by EatingWell. © Meredith Corp. All rights reserved. Used with permission.