Saturday, November 14

Easy Eggplant & Olive Tomato Sauce

I know that I've said my favorite way to eat pasta is plain with olive oil and feta, but this is one of the few sauces I will tolerate in my pasta, other than this one. It is a wonderful sauce that takes less than 30 minutes to make. It is especially excellent over rigatoni, a wide tube-shaped pasta, where the chunks of tomato and eggplant nestle inside the pasta tube for the perfect bite — yumm! It has greek flavors because of the olives which provide the perfect amount of salt to balance the sweetness of the tomatoes. I can't remember if I used capers or not in this sauce, but if you happen to have it in the fridge, pop 'em in!

I know I just posted an eggplant recipe but I just found this deep in my photo folder and had to share it asap!

Eggplant & Olive Tomato Sauce
1 medium sized eggplant, cubed
1 yellow onion, diced
2 cans fire roasted tomatoes with garlic (be sure to look for the one with garlic, it adds tons of flavor)
Green or black olives, kalamata work great too
salt 'n' peppa

1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cube up the eggplant and season with salt and pepper. Roast for about 25 minutes until tender.
2 While the eggplant is roasting, prepare a saucepan over medium heat and saute the diced onions until translucent.
3 Dump the two cans of tomatoes, sauce and all, and stir. Add in the olives and simmer until heated through.
4 When the eggplant is tender, put them in the sauce pan and give a good stir.
Serve on pasta with grated parmesan cheese.


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That sauce looks very flavorful! a great combo!



Nutmeg Nanny said...

Wow my boyfriend would love this! I should make it for him:)

♥peachkins♥ said...

I have ti try this. It looks wonderful

nancy at goodfoodmatters said...

We love eggplant around here; back-to-back eggplant postings suit us just fine. This one looks tangy-good.

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

Oh yum, I love eggplant! This looks like heaven to me :)

Heavenly Housewife said...

Eggplant and pasta is a classic combination. This sauce looks really rich and delicious.

Sarah said...

You know, I don't know that I would have ever thought of putting eggplant in my tomato-based pasta sauce. Sounds great. And I really love the addition of olives.

nora@ffr said...

I love the look and sound of this! Gotta try it

Sweet and Savory said...

We used to think that we did not like olives until I threw them into a recipe that called for them. We don't love them but can eat them happily in a dish like this which means I can try this. It looks great to me.

Soma said...

I love eggplants. This sauce looks scrumptious.

Karine said...

Your sauce sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of eggplant & tomato sauce to serve with pasta, sounds excellent!

Anonymous said...

WOWZA!! I'm printing this one out! Thanks! :) YUMM-o!!