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Eggplant Pasta Recipe

Looking for an easy Eggplant Pasta recipe? Learn how to make Eggplant Pasta using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by celestialkiddy

Makes 4 servings



Pasta made from strips of eggplant instead of wheat pasta. From the show Good Eats starring Alton Brown

Recipe Ingredients for Eggplant Pasta

2 medium eggplant
1 salt, for purging
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
4 small tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup cream
4 tablespoons basil, chiffonade
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
1 Freshly ground pepper

Recipe Directions for Eggplant Pasta

  1. Peel each eggplant leaving 1-inch of skin at the top and bottom unpeeled.

  2. Slice the eggplant thinly lengthwise, about 1/4-inch thick.

  3. Evenly coat each slice with the salt and purge on a sheet pan fitted with a rack for 30 minutes. Rinse with cold water and roll in paper towels to dry.

  4. Slice the pieces into thin strips to resemble pasta.

  5. In a large saute pan heat the oil. Add the garlic and chili flakes and toast.

  6. Add the eggplant "pasta" and toss to coat.

  7. Add the tomatoes and cook for 3 minutes.

  8. Add the cream and increase heat to thicken sauce. Finally add the basil and Parmesan and toss to combine.

  9. Season with pepper, no salt needed as the eggplant will have residual salt from the purge. Serve immediately.

Categories

Vegetables, Main Dish, Saute, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 350.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
239
Calories from Fat
158
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
17.6g
27%
Saturated Fat
4.0g
20%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
11mg
4%
Sodium
154mg
6%
Potassium
777mg
22%
Total Carbohydrates
18.2g
6%
Dietary Fiber
9.0g
36%
Sugars
8.4g
Protein
5.9g
Vitamin A 23% Vitamin C 29%
Calcium 11% Iron 6%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in vitamin C
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