Diced eggplant turns tender and tasty sautéed with garlic and olive oil. Toss with fresh plum tomatoes, green olives and capers and you have a simple light summer sauce. We like it over angel hair pasta, but any type of pasta will work. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and a mixed green salad. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2009

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Put a pot of water on to boil.

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  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add eggplant and cook, stirring occasionally, until just softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add tomatoes, olives, vinegar, capers, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper (if using) and cook, stirring, until the tomatoes begin to break down, 5 to 7 minutes more.

  • Meanwhile, cook pasta in boiling water until just tender, about 6 minutes or according to package directions. Drain and divide the pasta among 6 shallow bowls. Spoon the sauce over the pasta and sprinkle parsley (or basil) on top.

Nutrition Facts

283 calories; 7.2 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 467 mg sodium. 418 mg potassium; 49.7 g carbohydrates; 9.9 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 9.7 g protein; 613 IU vitamin a iu; 11 mg vitamin c; 60 mcg folate; 46 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 100 mg magnesium;

Reviews (43)

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43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2018
I made the following changes: 1) I used kalamata olives instead of green 2) left out the red pepper and 3) added artichoke hearts. I thought the end result was really yummy but if I was to make it again I think I would add some tomato sauce to it cause it wasn't very saucy. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2017
I make this recipe at least once every summer to take advantage of fresh tomatoes and eggplant. The flavors are excellent and leftovers are great for lunch the next day. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2017
My entire family loved this recipe as is!! Fantastic explosion of flavors!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/11/2017
Unless you love extremely " vinegar-y" dishes this dish is way overwhelming. It has too much vinegar and the capers are also overwhelming. I was really disappointed because I was excited to try a dish with eggplant. Nobody in my family liked it either and we had to throw it out. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/22/2017
Sounds great. I will be making this tomorrow. Trying very hard to cut down carbs so I am going to sub spiral cut zucchini for the pasta. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2017
I added black pitted olives to it and removed the vinegar. the taste is amazing. Thanks Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/07/2014
So good Delicious! I added a lil chicken broth towards the end when the sauce got dry. So flavorful! Pros: Easy Cons: None Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2014
Just made a huge pot of this sauce tripling the recipe. Made it once before and loved it as did my company. Great for a quick light meal and the left-overs get better with time. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
07/03/2014
When trying this for the first time I did not like it at all. All the flavors were interesting and came together except for two ingredients. Using the green olives and capers here added undesirable flavors. While I like these two ingredients in other recipes they just didn't fit here very well. The green olives added a bitter flavor which was a distraction. Adding the capers on top of that was overkill. When I made a few tweaks it majorly changed the flavors and became delicious to me. First I totally removed the green olives and capers. I replaced them with pitted and sliced Kalamata olives to taste. I felt that this type of olive worked with these ingredients better. The pasta portion is way out of control here. The excessive amount diluted the flavor from the eggplant/ tomato mix causing blandness. At most I would only use - the amount in the package. I loved the flavor from the red wine vinegar! Basil here resulted in a nice rhythm taste wise. Very interesting and healthy recipe. Thanks:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2014
Satisfies Meat Lovers This is a fantastic fool proof recipe! Pros: filling delicious Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/26/2013
This was easy and delicious. Would probably even convert anti-eggplant people. Next time I'm going to add mushrooms. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/17/2013
So Healthy! I am trying to eliminate certain foods from my diet such as sugar gluten soy and dairy. I made this dish tonight for the first time but substituted quinoa gluten-free pasta for angel hair. It was wonderful and filled me up! I didn't miss the cheese or the bread that I would normally have with this type-dish. Thank you for this recipe! Next time I will throw some pine nuts on top!:) Pros: Quick and inexpensive! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2012
one of my go-to's pretty much all of the ingredients are either in your cupboard already or can be bought fresh at the farmers market. This would be a great meal to feed a family as it is quick economical and healthy. Pros: cheap quick easy Cons: had to find out what capers are and where in the store to find them Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2012
I added pancetta white beans fresh basil and parsley. This recipe was great! Can't wait to make it for my friends! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/09/2012
MMM Tasty! I modified this recipe to add mushroom fresh basil fresh thyme and bell peppers. I also served it over spaghetti squash. Utterly amazing. I'll definitely be making this again--and I'm a carnivore! Pros: Awesome flavors meld well together Cons: the original recipe doesn't have enough veggies Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2012
Where's the beef?......Don't need it! I did add about.5 cup of chopped onion used 3 T olive oil and 3 cloves garlic. Added about 1 t of Italian Seasoning. Wonderful as is but a little parmesan makes it even better. Pros: fast. healthy delicious Cons: none Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/05/2012
spice it up This recipe begs for you to add on and so I did. I proceeded to add shallots mushrooms fresh red chile pepper quarter of a green and red bell pepper. Ohhh and I added grilled spicey Italian sausage too. Pros: tastes even better the next day Cons: can easily eat too much Read More
Rating: 3 stars
01/16/2012
It was ok.. I was really excited to make this dish then disappointed on the out come. The vinegar overwhelms the dish in my opinion... I ended up adding tomato Sause. But its a good basic dish to where you can tweek it The way you like. Pros: Healthy easy to make Cons: Too dry Read More
Rating: 2 stars
01/11/2012
Not as good as the picture looks. This could be tweaked to be made good but at that point I wouldn't even call it the same recipe. I cook all the time with hardly a complaint especially pasta dishes since my family is Italian. Too bad the dish didn't taste as good as the picture looked. The sauce was too dry to blend well with the pasta -had to add a good tablespoon extra olive oil at the end plus pesto for flavor- and the flavor was too vinegar-y. Overall quite disappointed. Pros: Made a good amount tender vegetables Cons: Too acidic too dry lacking a good blend of flavors. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This is not only absolutely fabulous on pasta. I've put left over eggplant pomodoro on pita chips as an appetizer mixed it in with scrambled eggs and added it to steamed veggies for a kick. It's easy and incredibly versatile. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This is delicious! I added a little Italian sausage (chicken) and served it over spaghetti squash with lots of parmesan and everyone loved it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Very yummy super easy to make. I only added a couple shakes of salt since I used kalamata olives and didn't rinse the capers. Next time I'll leave out half the vinegar... Would be good on crackers too. I feel this makes more like two or three generous servings not six. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Very yummy super easy to make. I only added a couple shakes of salt since I used kalamata olives and didn't rinse the capers. Next time I'll leave out half the vinegar... Would be good on crackers too. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
My husband doesn't even like eggplant and loved this! It was flavorful easy and healthy. This is definetly going to get made again in the near future!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
My family loves this recipe it's easy healthy and flavorful! The dish burst with color and is always a winner with my family & friends. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Really easy and yummy. Added a good dose of black pepper. Not good reheated though. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I left out the capers and olives and added onions when I added the garlic. Delish! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Really good and easy meal to make just started experimenting with cooking and made this for lunch today. Turned out great. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
My husband and I loved this recipe. I will definitely be making it again and will add it to my meatless day menu. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Just finished eating this meal. Easy and yummy great flavor. If you want to add protien I would add some white beans. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Just finished cooking this for dinner. I would suggest salting the diced eggplants and leaving it in a colander for 10-15mts to drain out the bitterness. I sauteed half of an onion (diced) and lots of garlic first. Then added eggplant and crushed pepper. I did not use any capers/olives. I also added diced fresh mozzerella to the fresh diced tomatoes and balsamic vinegar to the cooked pasta. In the end I mixed it all up and garnished with fresh chopped basil. Yum! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
My parents and I are not vegans (though I'm a flexitarian) but I just love all of the veggies in this recipe. My family LOVED it! Even my father who is normally in a mutually exclusive relationship w/low-calorie foods devoured it. I subbed half the green olives for black ones and sprinkled the top w/1 tbsp. of parmesan/peccorino romano cheese blend to each plate just before serving. 1 word; "Yumyumyumyum"! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Made this for dinner last night and both my boyfriend and I loved it! I doubled the amount of red pepper flakes called for since we like spicy food and did add a sprinkle of parmesan cheese at the end. (I do think the parmesan wasn't necessary though!) I love eggplant my boyfriend LOVES pasta I love olives and my boyfriend loves capers so this was a huge hit! Extra bonus that it was easy and quick -- I'd probably double the sauce next time! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
I've made this numerous times and we love it. I've even made it and canned it like a spagetti sauce to use up the abundance of eggplants and tomatoes from the garden. It's awesome after the garden is finished to open a jar of this sauce and put over angel hair pasta and to add anchovies or chicken or whatever you like. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Love it - make it a day ahead mix it with the pasta and the next day the flavors have blended fabulously. I am making it as a spread for a luncheon tomorrow. Have made it numerous times fedit to friends and they have loved it too. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Delicious This is delicious! I made this for dinner tonight and it's fabulous. It is sooo easy to make and tastes great. Good for a quick dinner Pros: Easy clean up fast tastes great Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Great recipe!! Love this recipe and I don't even like eggplant!! I added more garlic and some cayenne pepper. Very filling and satisfying will make it again and again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Yum! I bought my first eggplant (ever) and needed a recipe so I could figure out what to do with it. I found this recipe and it sounded like something I would eat. The recipe is very easy to follow and quick to make once you finish all the prep work. I added fresh white button mushrooms (which I sauteed before I added the eggplant) and used five cloves of garlic instead of two. I'd recommend using only a pinch or two of kosher salt otherwise the salt can be a bit overbearing. The final product was delicious and for an eggplant "newbie" it sold me on eating eggplant. Pros: Easy to make; had all ingredients on hand Cons: Lots of chopping but well worth it Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/29/2011
It was okay not much of an olive or caper person this taste super healthy but not super delicious. i should have avoided the olives and capers since i don't like them to begin with. i made it exactly according to the recipe and included the crushed red pepper not so bad but not so good either. also i didn't like the eggplant skin. Pros: good texture Cons: green olives and capers too salty Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Awesome eggplant recipe Made this for dinner tonight and it was great. I excluded the capers and let my husband add his own olives to his as I don't eat them. I used red wine instead of vinegar which added some depth. Next time I would go easier on the crushed red pepper and saute the garlic for a bit longer until it caramelizes up for better flavor. Otherwise it was super fresh and tasty! Pros: Quick and easy really fresh Cons: A little too spicy as is Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/29/2011
Too Much Pasta! 12 oz of pasta is waaaaaaaay too much! If I make it next time I would cut it in half... I ended having too much pasta and I had to bag the rest in the fridge. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
It's yummy fast to make and cheap! This was my 1st time making this and I'm amazed at how flavorful it was maybe the very fresh tomatoes and parsley from my garden had something to do with it! I did not add the olives because my boyfriend dislikes them (but did add the capers) and I go easy on the red pepper flakes. I will make this again for sure. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Simple fast and satisfying I added some sauteed onion as well w/ the eggplant in step one. Also my herb addition was simply dried mixed herbs and it worked well. This dish was everything I wanted/expected it to be thus it gets five stars! Will make again! Pros: Quick easy comforting versatile Read More