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A traditional Sicilian pasta dish made with sautéed eggplant and tomatoes. Meat free, super delicious, and easy! | www.iamafoodblog.com
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Ziti alla Norma

Ziti tossed with sautéed eggplants and tomato sauce
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: pasta

Ingredients

  • 1 eggplant cut into pieces similarly sized to the ziti
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 14 ounce can of diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces ziti or other short pasta
  • ricotta salata or parmesan to serve
  • fresh basil to serve

Instructions

  • Heat up 2-3 tablespoons of oil over medium high heat. When hot and shimmery, cook the eggplant in batches, until golden brown and very soft. Remove from the oil and set aside.
  • Add the garlic and cook until slightly soft. Add the tomatoes and oregano and bring to a gentle simmer.
  • Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Reserve a 1/2 cup of pasta water and drain.
  • Add the eggplant and the pasta into the tomatoes and toss until coated and glossy. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
    A traditional Sicilian pasta dish made with sautéed eggplant and tomatoes. Meat free, super delicious, and easy! | www.iamafoodblog.com
  • Serve with basil and cheese. Enjoy immediately.