Linguine with Eggplant and tomato sauce

This is a flavorful vegetarian dish with eggplants,tomatoes,garlic and fresh herbs like parsley and basil.I love homegrown tomatoes.I am not a garden person,I don’t like to plant but I like to eat.So my dad decided to plant some of my favorite vegetables for me(so nice of him).When he asked me what do I want to have in my garden, the first thing that came to my mind even without thinking is TOMATOES! yes,the sweet juicy tomatoes that you will never find in any grocery store.
Having tomatoes and eggplants still in season I decided to make this healthy pasta dish.

Ingredients:

4 tomatoes (blanched and chopped)
2 (I used long and skinny kind)
1/2 onion finely chopped
6 cloves garlic finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh parsley and basil finely chopped
salt to taste
fresh ground black pepper
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil.
3oz tomato paste
freshly grated Parmesan cheese
16 oz your choice of cooked linguine ( I used garlic basil from Trader Joe’s)

Directions:

Using a skillet heat oil on medium heat.Add onions and garlic.Saute for 3-4 minutes.Add the eggplants and cook for about 5 minutes.
Add tomato paste and mix well.Then throw in the tomatoes and fresh herbs.cover and let it simmer on med-low for another 5 minutes.season with salt and pepper.

Place linguine on the serving plate, add the sauce on top and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.Enjoy!

Comments

  1. Aaah, I love home-grown tomatoes. The smell of the vines is just intoxicating. I tell you, if you could bottle that stuff I'd wear it as a cologne. Ok, it would be weird, but I totally would! Lovely looking recipe. So fresh and tasty looking!

  2. Thank you Charles.lol, Yes the smell is intoxicating, I just love it!

  3. This dish looks divine! I love the tomatoes, however I SO tried to like eggplant this summer and so far it's not going well. Maybe this will do the trick!

  4. I love everything here :) How great that your dad started a garden for you. My tomatoes are crazy this year, I need more and more things to find to do with them :)

  5. What a great dad! This is delicious and so beautiful to look at, too! Love simple pastas like this.

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  7. this dish looks so appetizing I am huge pasta fan :)

  8. Sounds lovely, but I'm curious… why do you blanch the tomatoes?

  9. @ Jen, When you blanch tomatoes its easier peel the skin off.

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