Aubergine Mediterranean (Eggplant Italiano)

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We love eggplant, but I don’t always remember to start salting it down an hour ahead of time, but this time I did! I had about twenty beautiful tomatoes and a whole batch of red peppers, so with two of the tomatoes, one and a half of the peppers, half of a big onion, and half a jar of prepared sauce at the ready, I fired up the stove.

I had NO IDEA this would turn out to be so delicious, even though I have made it many times before. There was just something about the overall taste that was very appealing.

The pasta is the low-calorie version of Pasta Alfredo. It is just pasta (any shape will do) with a bit of sour cream added, and then sprinkled with lemon pepper, and generous shreddings of a flavorful hard cheese – I used Asiago. This was the perfect foil for the much heavier eggplant and tomato part of the meal. That’s mozzarella on the eggplant.

I can’t wait to dig into those leftovers! ;->

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About judilyn

RV'er, foody, caregiver, knowledge seeker
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17 Responses to Aubergine Mediterranean (Eggplant Italiano)

  1. Naho says:

    Wow! I just had a similar dish last night! I used tomatoes, an eggplant, an onion, chicken, and some garlic. It was yum! Eggplants and tomatoes go very well. I ditched pasta and had some lettuce instead; I’m going low-carb… I’ll have leftover for lunch.
    Yours look very delicious! 🙂
    Naho

    • judilyn says:

      Thank you! Guess it just feels like eggplant this week! What do you feel are the benefits of doing low carb?

      • Naho says:

        Yeah, I crave eggplants when it’s cold. It’s been a little chilly this week so, maybe that’s why…
        I think low carb diet is very effective to lose weight and fat. But some amount of carb is essential to live because I feel very sluggish and tired when I avoid carb completely and eat a lot of protein instead… So, I guess balance is always important 🙂

      • judilyn says:

        Totally agree about a good balance of nutrients!!! ;->

  2. taphian says:

    It really looks appealing but I can’t find the eggplant??
    Do you cook filled eggplants, too? I fill them with minced meat, bulgur, garlic, little tomatoes etc. and crumble some feta cheese on top and put them in the oven. Delicious. Have a wonderful week-end, regards Mitza

  3. Sharon says:

    I really need for you to move East and open up a restaurant!

  4. LFFL says:

    Looks delish, but I’m not a big eggplant girl.

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