Delicious Pasta With Eggplants

Eggplants are very versatile vegetable that can be also a substitute for meat. They develop their taste best when they are roasted or grilled, and they can be used as side dish, salad or main meal. I like to cook them in tomato sauce and serve them with pasta. or make them grilled and served as a side dish with just some garlic, parsley and olive oil.

Today I share the recipe from Realsimple.com for tasty cold eggplant pasta. But you can serve this meal also cold. The choice is yours.

Here’re the ingredients you need

3 tablespoons olive oil

2 celery stalks, sliced

1 eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

1 pint grape tomatoes, halved

1/4 cup tomato paste

1/4 cup white wine vinegar

kosher salt and black pepper

1 tablespoon sugar

2 tablespoons capers

1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted (optional)

1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped

1 pound dried penne

Check for cooking instructions at realsimple.com.

Photo: Anna Williams at realsimple.com