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Aug 12 2014

Spicy Eggplant Farfalle

 Spicy Eggplant Farfalle-

A lot of my recipes are being inspired by all of the wonderful vegetables we are picking from our garden. I use what we grow and its fun to create new recipes with fresh vegetables. Unfortunately when I created this recipe our tomatoes had not turned red yet. I used canned Hunts tomatoes. This is a wonderful vegetarian or meat free meal. I named this spicy eggplant farfalle, but it has zucchini in it too.  Farfalle is also known as “bow-tie pasta”. The name is derived from the Italian word farfalla.  :-)

This is a migraine safe recipe, if you are not on a migraine safe diet please see *Katies Tid Bits below.

spicy eggplant farfalle

migraine safe vegetable recipesWhat You Need
1 lb. Farfalle pasta
1 Large eggplant (peeled and cut into bite size pieces)
1 Zucchini (peeled and cut into bite sized pieces)
2 Tbsp. canola oil
3 Spring onions (chopped)
2 Cloves garlic (crushed)
1 Can 14.5 oz. diced tomatoes, oregano, basil, garlic style ( I use Hunts)
1 tsp. Oregano (dry)
1 tsp. White pepper
1 tsp. Crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 Cup fresh basil (chopped)
3/4 Cup water
Nonstick skillet
Pasta pot
Colander

 

Before You start- Fill pasta pot with water and bring it to a boil while preparing eggplant and zucchini.
Lets Make It! In a skillet over medium high heat add canola oil, spring onions and garlic. Sauté until onions are soft (about 4 minutes), add tomatoes, oregano, white pepper, crushed pepper, basil and water. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil, lower heat to low and cook uncovered for about 5-10 minutes, until the eggplant and zucchini are soft and very little liquid remains. Prepare the farfalle according to directions. Drain using a colander and add the cooked farfalle to the eggplant and zucchini mixture. Stir to combine.
Serves 2-4

*Katies Tid Bits- if you are not on a migraine safe diet use 1/2 cup white onion instead of the green onion and top with fresh grated Parmesan cheese.

Are you growing eggplant in your garden?

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  1. Janine Huldie

    I love making farfalle and adding different ingredients to try to mix it up. I recently made a Mexican version and actually want to share on my blog now. I love eggplant and zucchini though and want to try your version now, too. Thanks for sharing, Katie :) xoxo!!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Farfalle mexican style, count me in! We like eggplant and zucchini too. Are garden produces so many of them all at once though I am constantly coming up with new recipes. I am looking forward to yours. xo

  2. Shady Del Knight

    Hi, Katie! I’m back from my three week blogging hiatus and glad I didn’t miss this recipe. Mrs. Shady grows eggplant and zucchini in her garden and uses plenty of both in her cooking. She is always on the lookout for new meal ideas and I will make sure she sees this post.

    Happy Tuesday, dear friend!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Welcome back my friend. I’ll be by for a visit shortly, I hope you both enjoy this recipe. Hugs!

  3. Janette@culinaryginger

    Beautiful eggplant. I love a nice easy pasta dish and the flavors must be so fresh using your own vegetables. Lovely.

    1. Katherines Corner

      Janette, we are so fortunate to have such a wonderful abundance of fresh vegetables and herbs. This simple dish brings out the flavors in every bite xo

  4. Heather Smith {Woods of Bell Trees}

    Since your post about migraine triggers I have been thinking about that and looking to make some changes in my diet…I don’t get migraines, but headaches and I am ready to kick them to the curb and not take regular OTC meds for them anymore! This really looks delicious! I could do pasta everyday!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Sweet Heather, I hope my new recipes will help you as well. Big Hugs!

  5. Megin

    This looks divine, friend!

    Thank you for sharing your post this week at Brag About It Link Party on VMG206. I’m featuring you at Next Weeks Brag About It Link Party, Monday at midnight!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

    1. Katherines Corner

      Thank you so much Megin, I look forward to it and I’ll be there to link up xo

  6. KizzyDoll

    Never had this before, sounds gorgeous though. Will have to give it a try :) xx

    1. Katherines Corner

      I am always creating new things my friend. I hope you will enjoy this xo

  7. the Painted Apron

    Haven’t had eggplant in a long time, this looks great for summer!
    Jenna

    1. Katherines Corner

      I hope this tempts you to enjoy some eggplant again. Hugs

  8. Kimberly

    I love this! Pinned. It is always a pleasure to have you be a part of our party! Please join us tonight at 7 pm.
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

    1. Katherines Corner

      Thank you for finding it to be pin worthy. You are such a sweetie. Hugs!

  9. Stephanie

    How yummy! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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