The combination of slightly smoky grilled eggplant and sweet tomatoes is delightful. The eggplant-tomato mixture served over whole-wheat pasta with fresh basil and a bit of salty cheese makes an easy, healthy weeknight dinner.

Adam Dolge
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2019


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Instructions Checklist
  • Put a large pot of water on to boil. Preheat grill to medium-high.

  • Toss tomatoes with 3 tablespoons oil, oregano, garlic, pepper, crushed red pepper and salt in a large bowl.

  • Brush eggplant with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Grill, turning once, until tender and charred in spots, about 4 minutes per side. Let cool for 10 minutes. Chop into bite-size pieces and add to the tomatoes along with basil.

  • Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.

  • Serve the tomato mixture on the pasta. Sprinkle with cheese.

Nutrition Facts

449 calories; protein 13.5g; carbohydrates 62.1g; dietary fiber 12.2g; sugars 10g; fat 19.2g; saturated fat 3.8g; cholesterol 8.3mg; vitamin a iu 1374.2IU; vitamin c 21mg; folate 93.7mcg; calcium 108.7mg; iron 3.6mg; magnesium 125.9mg; potassium 840.8mg; sodium 392.4mg.

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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe was a hit. My wife is a nutritionist and we are always trying to find healthy tasty meals. I made this for dinner tonight and she had no idea that the flavors could blend together so well. I added another 1/4 cup of feta because it seemed like there were so many noodles. I also omitted the salt which for us worked fine. Others not focusing on low sodium might want to include the salt. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Love grilled vegetables and this was delicious with the tomatoes and eggplant from our garden. There was a bit too much oil than we like so I'll cut back on that next time. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Incredibly easy to make and it was so tasty Read More
Rating: 3 stars
I think this recipe was good but could have called for just a pinch more salt or feta cheese. Also i did use penne but i think maybe a bucatini or other long noodle would have been even more appetizing. Grilled eggplant & chopped ripe tomatoes are an absolutely wonderful delicious & texture combination. The fresh oregano & basil truly elevated all the flavors. I will make again. Read More