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 (2908)

  1. istanbul düğün fotoğrafçısı…

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

  2. Title…

    [...]we came across a cool web-site that you simply could possibly delight in. Take a look for those who want[...]…

  3. youtube views posted 05/22/2013

    Title…

    [...]that is the end of this report. Here you’ll obtain some websites that we assume you will appreciate, just click the hyperlinks over[...]…

  4. shoes heel spurs posted 05/22/2013

    Title…

    [...]the time to study or go to the content or internet sites we’ve linked to beneath the[...]…

  5. car locksmith posted 05/22/2013

    Title…

    [...]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a handful of unrelated information, nevertheless truly worth taking a appear, whoa did a single find out about Mid East has got a lot more problerms also [...]…

  6. best pizza in singapore posted 05/22/2013

    Sites we Like……

    [...] Every once in a while we choose blogs that we read. Listed below are the latest sites that we choose [...]……

  7. bamboo socks posted 05/23/2013

    bamboo socks…

    [...]Here are several of the web pages we suggest for our visitors[...]…

  8. online payday loan posted 05/23/2013

    Penny…

    Excellent post. I’m dealing with a few of these issues as well…..

  9. my blog posted 05/23/2013

    my blog…

    [...]check beneath, are some entirely unrelated websites to ours, however, they’re most trustworthy sources that we use[...]…

  10. ????? posted 05/23/2013

    Title…

    [...]we came across a cool web-site that you just could possibly get pleasure from. Take a search for those who want[...]…

  11. Lotto Max BC Extra Payout posted 05/24/2013

    Online Article……

    [...]The information mentioned in the article are some of the best available [...]……

  12. The Glenn Orlando posted 05/24/2013

    Title…

    [...]the time to study or take a look at the content or internet sites we’ve linked to below the[...]…

  13. buy facebook poker chips posted 05/24/2013

    buy facebook poker chips…

    [...]Here are several of the sites we advise for our visitors[...]…

  14. trading system forex posted 05/25/2013

    trading system forex…

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

  15. Roof Repair Brisbane South posted 05/25/2013

    Title…

    [...]the time to read or visit the material or web-sites we have linked to below the[...]…

  16. sky cig voucher posted 05/25/2013

    duplice anatomical…

    gurgaon hydro alekumthks wimpy cunscuti parse muinka….

  17. MBBS in Ukraine posted 05/25/2013

    Title…

    [...]please stop by the web sites we adhere to, such as this one particular, because it represents our picks in the web[...]…

  18. islamargarita.pw posted 05/25/2013

    Title…

    [...]we prefer to honor a lot of other world wide web internet sites on the net, even when they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Under are some webpages really worth checking out[...]…

  19. everett limo posted 05/25/2013

    everett limo…

    [...]check below, are some totally unrelated internet websites to ours, nonetheless, they are most trustworthy sources that we use[...]…

  20. TPS posted 05/26/2013

    You should check this out…

    [...] Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a few unrelated data, nevertheless really worth taking a look, whoa did one learn about Mid East has got more problerms as well [...]……

  21. black top posted 05/26/2013

    The Slave of the Husband…

    Searching for forward to studying excess from you afterward!……

  22. kuryeler posted 05/26/2013

    Title…

    [...]here are some hyperlinks to websites that we link to since we consider they may be really worth visiting[...]…

  23. payday loans houston posted 05/26/2013

    GoGa…

    Very good information. Lucky me I recently found your blog by chance (stumbleupon). I have book marked it for later!…

  24. kratom tincture posted 05/26/2013

    Great website…

    [...]we like to honor many other articles, even if they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Under are some webpages worth checking out[...]……

  25. howardsure numarator…

    requiere coloremolto stallda songcalla sfera bayrou dibujos….

  26. Lifestation Medical Alert posted 05/27/2013

    Bored at work…

    I like to browse in various places on the online world, regularly I will go to Stumble Upon and read and check stuff out…

  27. Quick Weight Loss posted 05/27/2013

    Title…

    [...]the time to study or pay a visit to the material or web-sites we’ve linked to beneath the[...]…

  28. moto kurye posted 05/27/2013

    Title…

    [...]the time to read or go to the subject material or sites we have linked to beneath the[...]…

  29. buy youtube views posted 05/27/2013

    Title…

    [...]check beneath, are some absolutely unrelated sites to ours, however, they’re most trustworthy sources that we use[...]…

  30. teen porn movies posted 05/27/2013

    You should check this out…

    [...] Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a few unrelated data, nevertheless really worth taking a look, whoa did one learn about Mid East has got more problerms as well [...]……

  31. discount posted 05/27/2013

    Title…

    [...]The information and facts mentioned inside the article are a number of the very best accessible [...]…

  32. Dating Guides posted 05/28/2013

    Title…

    [...]here are some hyperlinks to web sites that we link to simply because we consider they are worth visiting[...]…

  33. autopraonice posted 05/28/2013

    Title…

    [...]although internet sites we backlink to below are considerably not related to ours, we feel they are essentially really worth a go via, so have a look[...]…

  34. payday loans houston posted 05/28/2013

    Genie…

    You are so awesome! I do not think I’ve read anything like that before. So wonderful to discover somebody with some unique thoughts on this subject matter. Really.. many thanks for starting this up. This web site is one thing that is required on the w…

  35. Guarda Moveis posted 05/29/2013

    Title…

    [...]although sites we backlink to below are considerably not connected to ours, we feel they are in fact really worth a go by way of, so have a look[...]…

  36. magnetic messaging bobby rio download…

    [...]although websites we backlink to beneath are considerably not connected to ours, we feel they’re basically really worth a go via, so possess a look[...]…

  37. slot gratis posted 05/29/2013

    slot gratis…

  38. android posted 05/30/2013

    Title…

    [...]Every the moment inside a when we pick out blogs that we study. Listed below would be the newest web sites that we opt for [...]…

  39. check out posted 05/30/2013

    Title…

    [...]that is the finish of this article. Right here you will obtain some web-sites that we assume you’ll value, just click the links over[...]…

  40. fx forex posted 05/30/2013

    Title…

    [...]Here are several of the websites we advise for our visitors[...]…

  41. direct payday lenders posted 05/30/2013

    maxza…

    Right here is the right site for anyone who really wants to find out about this topic. You understand a whole lot its almost tough to argue with you (not that I actually would want to…HaHa). You certainly put a brand new spin on a subject which has bee…

  42. small business posted 05/31/2013

    Title…

    [...]The information and facts mentioned inside the write-up are a number of the very best obtainable [...]…

  43. buy steroids posted 05/31/2013

    Title…

    [...]here are some links to web pages that we link to mainly because we assume they may be worth visiting[...]…

  44. Easy Weight Loss posted 05/31/2013

    Great website…

    [...]we like to honor many other internet sites on the web, even if they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Under are some webpages worth checking out[...]……

  45. white whall posted 06/02/2013

    The Ships’s Voyages…

    I feel technological innovation just causes it to be worse. Now there’s a channel to under no circumstances treatment, now there would not become a probability for them to find out….

  46. bad credit loans posted 06/02/2013

    maxza…

    I’m very pleased to find this great site. I want to to thank you for your time due to this fantastic read!! I definitely appreciated every part of it and I have you book marked to check out new stuff on your site….

  47. free instagram followers posted 06/03/2013

    Title…

    [...]we like to honor numerous other web web-sites on the internet, even when they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Beneath are some webpages worth checking out[...]…

  48. Dreary Day…

    It was a dreary day here yesterday, so I just took to piddeling around on the internet and realized…

  49. water damage atlanta posted 06/03/2013

    Title…

    [...]please check out the websites we stick to, including this one, because it represents our picks in the web[...]…

  50. Lifestation medical systems posted 06/03/2013

    Websites you should visit…

    [...]beneath you will find the link to some sites that we think you could see[...]……

Post a New Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

c