Watch Cooking Channel

Summer Fest: Giada’s Rigatoni With Eggplant Puree

Our season-long garden party Summer Fest 2012 welcomes food and garden bloggers to feature garden-to-table recipes and tips. We’ll feature favorite garden-to-table recipes and tips to help you enjoy the bounty, whether you’re harvesting your own goodies or buying them fresh from the market. Fresh this week: eggplant.

I’m a big fan of eggplant no matter how it’s prepared: sliced in half and grilled to charred perfection, cubed and roasted, or sliced thin and wrapped around ricotta cheese. But not everyone loves the consistency of this meaty vegetable. Giada has a great recipe for those who might otherwise be eggplant-averse: Rigatoni With Eggplant Puree.

Coat cubed eggplant, cherry tomatoes and garlic with olive oil, salt and pepper and toss to combine. You can really use any type of tomato but cherries this time of year are decadently sweet.

Roast the vegetables on a baking sheet until the eggplant is golden. If you’re anti-oven during the summer, they’re great on the grill as well.

Puree the vegetables with mint leaves, olive oil and reserved pasta water from your boiled rigatoni. Toss with the cooked pasta and Parmesan cheese before serving. Sprinkle with toasted pine nuts.

More Eggplant Recipes From Family and Friends

Feed Me Phoebe: Grilled Eggplant Baba Ganoush
Jeanette’s Healthy Living: Asian Grilled Eggplant With Soy-Sesame Sauce
From My Corner of Saratoga: Ratatouille Fresh From the Garden
And Love It Too: Slow-Cooker Paleo Eggplant Parmesan
Big Girls Small Kitchen: Homemade Baba Ganoush
Made by Michelle: Eggplant Zucchini Muffins
Cooking With Elise: Stuffed Eggplant
Virtually Homemade: Layered Ratatouille la Ratatouille
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Roasted Eggplant and Peppers Dip
HGTV Gardens: Garden-to-Table: Eggplant
Thursday Night Dinner: Eggplant Flatbread
Healthy Eats: Going Meatless With Eggplant
Cooking With Books: Sriracha and Honey Eggplant Rice
FN Dish: Eggplant: Champion of the Meat-Free Meal

Tags:

Comments (2980)

  1. Information posted 05/23/2014

    Information…

    [...]we came across a cool site that you just may possibly get pleasure from. Take a look when you want[...]…

  2. send flower to vietnan posted 05/23/2014

    send flower to vietnan…

    [...]Here are a number of the sites we advocate for our visitors[...]…

  3. 安全な電力平準化と金…

    我々はより速く、電力平準化を提供し、安全で、当社のウェブサイト上で注文をするために歓迎することができます…

  4. Learn posted 05/24/2014

    Learn…

  5. FIFA14コイン posted 05/24/2014

    安全な電力平準化と金…

    我々はより速く、電力平準化を提供し、安全で、当社のウェブサイト上で注文をするために歓迎することができます…

  6. 安全な電力平準化と金…

    私が感じる幾分 特権たのは出くわす あなた ウェブページとを楽しみにしてたっぷりもっと瞬間ここに読み…

  7. 安全な電力平準化と金…

    当社 誠実 謝罪 への感謝を表現するいないためあなた 早く…

  8. education news india posted 05/27/2014

    education news india…

    [...]the time to read or take a look at the material or internet sites we have linked to beneath the[...]…

  9. PSO2 RMT posted 05/28/2014

    安全な電力平準化と金…

    我々はより速く、電力平準化を提供し、安全で、当社のウェブサイト上で注文をするために歓迎することができます…

  10. carbunkle truckwhite posted 05/29/2014

    Souls in the Waves…

    Very good Morning, I just stopped in to visit your web site and believed I would say I enjoyed myself….

  11. WinX DVD Ripper download free posted 05/30/2014

    Recommended websites…

    [...]The full glance of your web site is great, let smartly as the content material![...]…

  12. Click here posted 05/31/2014

    Read was interesting, stay in touch……

    [...]please visit the sites we follow, including this one, as it represents our picks from the web[...]……

  13. Related……

    [...]just beneath, are numerous totally not related sites to ours, however, they are surely worth going over[...]……

  14. property insurance quotes posted 06/01/2014

    Blogs ou should be reading…

    [...]Here is a Great Blog You Might Find Interesting that we Encourage You[...]……

  15. masinute posted 06/05/2014

    masinute…

    [...]Sites of interest we’ve a link to[...]…

  16. bForex set-up posted 06/06/2014

    far away…

    I want to voice my affection for your kindness supporting folks that actually need guidance on your area of interest. Your personal dedication to passing the solution around appeared to be pretty good and has surely encouraged associates like me to ach…

  17. 安全な電力平準化と金…

    あなたはいつもしている 何 バーゲン仕事…

  18. Wizardry RMT posted 06/06/2014

    安全な電力平準化と金…

    我々はより速く、電力平準化を提供し、安全で、当社のウェブサイト上で注文をするために歓迎することができます…

  19. homedepot coupon 10% posted 06/06/2014

    homedepot coupon 10%…

    [...]one of our visitors just lately recommended the following website[...]…

  20. 安全な電力平準化と金…

    私の非常に自身 正直 後悔 への感謝を表現するのおかげと言っていないため 以前…

  21. 安全な電力平準化と金…

    私 正直 謝罪 への感謝を表現するいないためあなた 早く…

  22. 戦国ixa銅銭 posted 06/07/2014

    安全な電力平準化と金…

    私 正直 後悔 いないため 以前…

  23. FIFA 14 RMT posted 06/10/2014

    安全な電力平準化と金…

    我々はより速く、電力平準化を提供し、安全で、当社のウェブサイト上で注文をするために歓迎することができます…

  24. Penny stocks posted 06/10/2014

    Penny stocks…

    [...]just beneath, are numerous entirely not connected internet sites to ours, nonetheless, they are certainly worth going over[...]…

  25. FF14 RMT posted 06/11/2014

    安全な電力平準化と金…

    我々はより速く、電力平準化を提供し、安全で、当社のウェブサイト上で注文をするために歓迎することができます…

  26. FF11 ギル posted 06/11/2014

    安全な電力平準化と金…

    私たち自身 誠実 後悔 への感謝を表現するのおかげと言っていないため 早く…

  27. PSO2 RMT posted 06/12/2014

    安全な電力平準化と金…

    あなたは1だ 行って まぶしい仕事…

  28. 安全な電力平準化と金…

    我々はより速く、電力平準化を提供し、安全で、当社のウェブサイト上で注文をするために歓迎することができます…

  29. mobile specification posted 06/12/2014

    mobile specification…

    [...]Here is an excellent Blog You may Discover Fascinating that we Encourage You[...]…

Post a New Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

c