Aubergine & Tomato Pasta | Vegan


When thinking of quick meals to make, the first thing that comes to mind is always pasta. I feel like even though we're all stuck in lockdown, most of us still like to keep meals quick and simple. Which is why I thought bringing you this delicious aubergine and tomato pasta dish would be the perfect idea.

I love sneaking vegetables into my meals, so instead of sticking to a basic tomato pasta, I thought aubergine and onion would make a great addition to make it just that bit more nutritious and filling - and I was right. You could also add courgette into this if you wanted a little bit more vegetables, however just aubergine and onion is delicious. I also like serving this up with some leafy greens, especially rocket for that peppery taste which really compliments the rest of the flavours.


Serves: 2   Prep Time: under 5 mins   Cook Time: 15 minutes 

You will need:

- 160g pasta (I used fusilli, but you could use any)
- 1/2 aubergine, cut into quarters
- 1/2 small onion
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp garlic
- 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
- 2 tbsp tomato puree
- 1 tbsp Italian seasonings
- 1 tsp dried chilli flakes, optional
- 1 tsp dried or chopped fresh basil

Method -  

1. Fill a saucepan with water, once boiling add the pasta.

2. Cut the aubergine into quarters and the slice the onion into small chunks. Add them both into a frying pan along with the olive oil and garlic. Allow them to cook for 5 minutes on medium heat, so that the aubergine softens and the onion turns slightly translucent.

3. Pour in the chopped tomatoes and tomato puree and stir it all together.

4. Add the Italian seasonings, basil and chilli flakes for a spicy kick. Once again, stirring everything together.

5. Leave the sauce on a simmer while the pasta finishes cooking. Once the pasta is soft, drain the water and dish up into two separate bowls.

6. Remove the sauce from the heat and place on top of the two bowls of pasta. Finish off the dish with a handful of leafy greens on the side.

This is one of my go to "lazy" meals as it really is so quick and easy to make, with ingredients that I always have stocked up in the cupboard. It's also a very inexpensive meal to make as the majority of ingredients are really affordable.

What's your favourite pasta dish?

Love Always,
Shannon x

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