Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tasty Tuesdays: Zucchini & Eggplant Pasta with Goat Cheese

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Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!
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I came up with this recipe last night to use up a zucchini and eggplant - both from my garden plot!  I have three eggplant plants and this was the first one of the year.  The zucchini have been in full swing for a while now and show no signs of slowing down.
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Ingredients:
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 3/4 cup onion, dicedn (approx. about 1/2 of a med. onion)
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 cup zucchini, sliced and quartered (approx. 1/2 of large zucchini)
- 1-1/2 cup eggplant, peeled and cubed (approx. 1/2 of large eggplant)
- 1/2 cup basil, chopped
- 2 tablespoons Italian flat leaf parsley, chopped
- 1/2 pound pasta (I used spaghetti)
- 3.5 oz container crumbled goat cheese
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1.  Start large pot of water on stove for pasta.  Cook pasta according to package instructions.  Drain pasta and set aside.
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2.  Add olive oil and garlic to a large sauté pan and cook on medium heat for one minute, stirring occasionally.  Add onion and cook for two minutes more.  Add zucchini and eggplant and cook until tender - 6 to 8 minutes.  Season with salt & pepper to taste.  Add more olive oil if needed.
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3.  Add zucchini and eggplant mixture to pasta.  Stir in basil and parsley. 
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4.  Divide pasta onto four plates and top each with a drizzle of olive oil and 1/4 of goat cheese.
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I think this recipe would be great with any Summer squash.
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What did you cook this week?
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12 comments:

Maria said...
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Maria said...

This pasta has everything I love especially the goat cheese. And it just looks healthy. Thank you for hosting, Alissa.

Maria @ A Platter of Figs

P.S. Sorry I deleted the previous comment but apparently I cannot spell in the morning. :)

Patty said...

Your pasta dish looks wonderful! I think it will be a "must try". Thanks for hosting, I added the Iced Mocha Frappe this week.

Mrs. Jen B said...

Mmmm This looks both gorgeous and delicious - perfect combination! :)

A Pretty Life in the Suburbs said...

Looks so delish! I love anything with zucchini in it! I shared a recipe with zucchini too!
Have a great week!
Jo-Anna

SnoWhite said...

This looks like a great way to use garden produce :)

natasha {schue love} said...

Yummm! Goat cheese and zucchini? Sounds good to me!

Brandi said...

Your dish looks wonderful, Alissa!

laurie said...

Looks amazing....so fresh..wonderful summer dish!

Ms Bibi said...

That pasta dish looks absolutely delicious...very summery and satisfying.

Thank you for sharing the great recipe and for hosting. Today I am sharing my Beef Rouladen.

Meg {henninglove} said...

Alissa this dish looks great and very healthy! and not too heavy for a summer meal ill add my recipe to your linky tomorrow

Ivy and Elephants said...

Alissa I cannot wait to try this beautiful recipe. Thanks for sharing and hosting this wonderful party.

Paula, your newest follower
ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

 

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