Saturday, October 26, 2013

pasta with melanzane and tomatoes

the final basket of produce from our garden.

and dinner from it.

1 bag of wide noodle pasta ( or any pasta you like)

4 tbsp. olive oil
3 cloves of garlic chopped
1 small eggplant cubed
1/2 jar of grilled sun dried tomatoes chopped
4 small tomatoes chopped
a handful of baby spinach leaves
4 small thick slices of smoked mozzarella chopped
2 leaves of basil for garnish
salt and pepper
shaved parmesan cheese
bring a medium pan of water with 2 tsp salt  to a boil, add the pasta and cook according to directions.

sauté garlic in olive oil until fragrant,  add chopped eggplant and sauté about 3-5 minutes. 
add chopped sun dried tomatoes saute 1 minute.  toss in chopped tomatoes and  sauté about 3 minutes
add spinach and cook about 2 minutes more.  add the smoked mozzarella and turn off the heat.  it will melt just enough.

drain the pasta and place a heaping scoop in each bowl. spoon over the melanzane mixture.
sprinkle with parmesan cheese and basil for garnish.

love sent, xo

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