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Farmer’s Market Pasta

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Fairytale Eggplants

Fairytale Eggplants

Fairytale Eggplants? Never saw those before!

These sweet little veggies were at the Farmer’s Market and we decided “Veggies and Pasta” would be a yummy dinner. We combined the Fairytale Eggplants with purple* and red peppers, mushrooms, and an heirloom tomato and the result was an easy, tasty, healthy dinner!

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 medium Vidalia onion, chopped
  • 1 large each red pepper and purple pepper, seeded and julienned
  • 1 pint fairytale eggplants, quartered lengthwise
  • 1 pint white mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 large heirloom tomato, sliced into large pieces
  • Penzey’s Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper to taste
  • 1 handful fresh basil leaves, julienned
  • Olive oil, about 2 Tbsp
  • 1 pound linguine pasta
  • grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oil with the onion and garlic in a large pan until bubbly.
  2. Add the eggplant and peppers until the peppers are half-way cooked.
  3. Add remaining ingredients (mushrooms and tomato) and sauté until tender. Season to taste with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  4. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to packaging directions, drain, toss with olive oil.
  5. Serve veggies tossed over pasta and garnish with Parmesan

*Interestingly, the “purple” peppers cooked into a deep green, and together with the eggplants, turned the mushrooms into a lovely reddish color.

NOTES: Would make a great vegetable medley even without pasta. Apart from the cheese, this is dairy-free and vegan. You could always substitute gluten-free pasta, and I’d imagine it’d turn out just fine (though my experiences with gluten-free pasta are somewhat limited, I confess).

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About Deb

Wife, mom, sister, pastor, chaplain, friend and Buckeye. I Yam what I Yam. Frequently imperfect, completely loved, and grateful.

One comment on “Farmer’s Market Pasta

  1. pinkiebag
    August 12, 2015

    The colours look amazing and easy to make it dairy free. Thanks for sharing.
    http://pinkiebag.com

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