Spinach Taglierini with Eggplants and Tomatoes


A delightful combination of eggplants, canned tomatoes and spinach taglierini make this pasta dish a delicious and satisfying main course meal, and you won't even miss the meat.

  • 250 g Spinach taglierini or linguini
  • 2 Large aubergine
  • 8 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 clove Garlic, crushed
  • 2/3 can Crushed canned tomatoes
  • 1/4 tsp Crushed dried chillies
  • 1/4 tsp Dried oregano
  • 1 handful Chopped spring onions (or basil leaves)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Cut off the tops and bases of each eggplant and cut across into two. Cut each piece lengthways into thick sticks. Place into a colander and sprinkle them with one teaspoon of salt. Place the colander over a bowl and leave the eggplants for 40 minutes to disgorge some of their juices. Pat the eggplants dry with kitchen paper to remove the salt and excess juices.
  2. Heat 6 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large frying pan. Add in the aubergine pieces and fry, turning occasionally, until golden-brown all over. Remove with a slotted spoon and place onto a plate lined with kitchen paper to drain.
  3. Fill a large pot with enough water and bring to the boil. Add the salt, then the spinach taglierini and cook according to packet instructions, or until al dente. Shortly before the pasta is ready, add the remaining olive oil and the garlic to the frying pan and return it to the heat.
  4. As soon as the garlic begins to sizzle, add the crushed chillies, dried oregano and the tomatoes and cook over a high heat for 2-3 minutes. Add the eggplants and season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add in chopped spring onions or basil leaves and mix well.
  5. Drain the cooked spinach taglierini and divide into 2-3 bowls. Spoon the eggplant mixture over. Serve right away with some shaved Parmesan cheese if desired.

87 comments:

Happy Cook / Finla 15/5/11 07:22

Just looking to that pic makes me want pasta right now and it is only 7 in the morning.

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Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) 15/5/11 07:40

your meal always look beautiful and sound healthy.

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blackbookkitchendiaries 15/5/11 08:03

what an elegant meal!! so impressive as always. thank you for sharing this and have a great day.

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Sook 15/5/11 08:05

Ooh yum! I have been trying to eat more eggplants lately (despite the fact it used to be one of my least favorite food) and this recipe looks like a keeper! Thanks for sharing.

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Lora 15/5/11 08:51

That is one perfect pasta dish. It looks hearty and flavorful.

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Rosa's Yummy Yums 15/5/11 10:42

So colorful and tasty looking! A perfect pasta dish for the warm season.

Cheers,

Rosa

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Indonesian In Turkey 15/5/11 10:57

Absolutely will be my fave.. looks YUM! ^,6

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Shirley @ Kokken69 15/5/11 11:10

Thanks for sharing this, Angie. My vegetarian sister would appreciate this!

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Three-Cookies 15/5/11 11:25

Looks delicious with chunky bits of eggplant. Eggplant and tomato is a great combination

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Dajana 15/5/11 11:40

I just love eggplants with pasta. This is very similar to Pasta alla Norma, that I ordered often when visiting Sicily last year

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Pegasuslegend 15/5/11 13:03

That eggplant looks fabulous in this dish!

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kitchen flavours 15/5/11 13:46

Feel like digging into that plate. Look delicious and so yummy!

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Belinda @zomppa 15/5/11 14:12

That is a beautiful dish! Lovely composition - healthy and flavorful!

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SavoringTime in the Kitchen 15/5/11 14:35

Beautiful photos! They make me want to reach in and grab a fork-full of that delicious pasta.

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Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook 15/5/11 14:36

Looks so good and I don't even care for eggplant! But my daughter does and I will have to make her this recipe.

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Parsley Sage 15/5/11 14:40

Ohmigoodness! Gorgeous pasta and by the looks of those ingredients, its more than just a pretty face :) Thanks for sharing!

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Elisabeth 15/5/11 14:56

Angie-This is the most favorite of all pasta sauces that my family loves the most, besides the simple marinara sauce. Eggplants pieces, or little chunks sauteed to perfection, with the favorite Italian spices, and chili pepper flakes. Yumm! Picture perfect...as a matter of fact, the picture is always "perfect" of all your amazing foods, and desserts!

I have an award for you to pick up on my blog, your name is on the list.
Congratulations, well deserved!

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Michael Toa 15/5/11 15:09

Angie, this pasta dish looks superb and very hearty. I adore eggplants.
Enjoy your Sunday.

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Jen at The Three Little Piglets 15/5/11 15:15

You had me at eggplant! Looks delicious...

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Mary 15/5/11 15:16

What a lovely pasta. I'm sure this tases every bit as good as it looks. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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Srivalli 15/5/11 15:18

Beautiful pictures, agreed it's so inviting!

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Nammi 15/5/11 15:24

great combination, tomatoes and eggplants

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Claudia 15/5/11 15:53

Eggplants and tomatoes in a recipe just meld so beautifully together. But add in my beloved pasta - who needs meat?

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Sweet And Crumby 15/5/11 16:39

Looks fantastic! Your photos are insisting that I take a bite and yet I can't!

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wenn 15/5/11 17:11

that looks tempting!

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Jeannie 15/5/11 17:13

I love the look of this pasta dish! Looks amazingly good with the eggplant on the top!

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Carolyn 15/5/11 17:30

I have a serious love of eggplant these days, I buy one almost every time I am at the store. Great dish to highlight it!

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Vimitha Anand 15/5/11 17:33

Looks so restaurant-y and classy... Lovely flavorful dish...

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Anncoo 15/5/11 18:18

This is a beautiful delicious meal. Love the generous topping!

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Ivy 15/5/11 18:39

Love the spinach taghierini and the combination with eggplants in pasta dishes is absolutely delicious.

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Faith 15/5/11 18:53

This really is a beautiful and tempting bowl of pasta! The eggplant adds so much to the dish!

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Food Glorious Food! 15/5/11 18:55

I like anything with eggplants and your dish is perfect!

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Victor 15/5/11 19:00

Meatless pasta dish, that's something I will definitely try out. Thanks for sharing, Angie!

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Nitha 15/5/11 19:59

Lovely , delicious and colourful...

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Priya 15/5/11 20:04

Wonderful pasta dish,makes me hungry..

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Pacheco Patty 15/5/11 21:07

I really do love eggplant and this is probably my favorite way to enjoy it;-)
Beautiful dish with lovely flavors and colors, looks like a nice bottle of red wine too;-)

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Lisa 15/5/11 21:12

Wow..that looks amazing! Wish I had one of those gorgeous plates in front me now. I guess I'll just have to make it :)

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Lisa {Authentic Suburban Gourmet } 15/5/11 21:28

What a great combination of flavors! Wish I had a bowl of it right now. Delish!

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Velva 15/5/11 22:20

Angie, the colors, the flavors. I can't think anything to say except a glass of chardonnay with this meal would make for a perfect summer evening.

Velva

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Heather @girlichef 16/5/11 00:33

Oh, this looks rich and amazing. The colors are so deep and inviting, I would love a big plate of this!

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peachkins 16/5/11 00:46

this pasta dish looks so good! and that wine in the background speaks of a very relaxing meal time..

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Tiffany 16/5/11 01:03

This is a beautiful spring dish!

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Lisa H. 16/5/11 05:48

I'll have this plate of meatless pasta anytime...
beautiful clicks :D

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Tanantha 16/5/11 07:30

I LOVE this combination - eggplant and tomato!! I cook them pretty often. Pair them with spinach pasta is such a wonderful idea and I really love your presentation from the first picture. It looks so elegant and beautiful!

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Marelie 16/5/11 08:06

Oh my..it got me so excited.You have a very lovely place here and your dishes are all so good.I am your newest follower!!!!!!!!

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maameemoomoo - a ½ food blog 16/5/11 08:30

YUMS! I definitely won't miss my meat!

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pigpigscorner 16/5/11 11:58

Love the colours and flavours! Beautiful and healthy meal!

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Juanita 16/5/11 14:04

I love how "meaty" aubergines and olives can taste. Great dish!

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5 Star Foodie 16/5/11 16:02

An awesome pasta dish, love the eggplants here!

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A SPICY PERSPECTIVE 16/5/11 16:15

What a flavor fest you've got going on here. I wish I had a bowl full!

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michelangelo in the kitchen 16/5/11 17:10

What a delightful pasta dish Angie! Who needs meat with this recipe! It's perfect and delicious I'm certain, a rich man's meal I'd say! I'm taking note of every detail of this dish so as not to miss any flavor! Cheers!!!

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Jenn 16/5/11 17:33

I swear, Angie, it must be like eating at a fine dinning restaurant at your house every night! My goodness that plate looks elegant and delicious!!

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Ananda Rajashekar 16/5/11 21:05

Oh what a treat for and for soul...wonderful!

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Indie.Tea 16/5/11 21:09

Oo, that looks SO delicious! It looks very elegant too - and light enough for spring.

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Martha (MM) 16/5/11 21:41

What a wonderful meal! This one is definitely going on m menu plans for next week - Yum!

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Stevie 16/5/11 22:17

This is a classic recipe. I adore eggplant, tomato and garlic. You can never go wrong. Thanks for sharing this.

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platanosmangoes.com 16/5/11 22:35

Oh Angies..this looks delicious....

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Juliana 17/5/11 00:23

Oh! What a beautiful and elegant pasta dish...like the spinach pasta...looks very yummie. Have a wonderful week Angie :-)

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aipi 17/5/11 01:42

Looks fantastic ~ I could devour it all in no time :))
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Joanne 17/5/11 13:52

All of the colors and veggies in this dish make me so happy! Simple and satisfying pasta dishes are the best!

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Biren @ Roti n Rice 17/5/11 16:46

Those vegetables and sauce piled up high on the pasta look so appetizing! I don't think I'll miss the meat :)

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Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking 17/5/11 17:11

I had never heard of taglierini before this, but it looks absolutely delicious and I love the flavors that you used! I bet it must taste even better than it looks. Great job on this mouthwatering meal, Angie!

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Gloria 17/5/11 17:15

I love this Angie and I love eggplants are delicious! Nice recipe! xxgloria

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Barbara 17/5/11 17:58

What a marvelous combo, Angie! You could go on with eggplant recipes forever as far as I'm concerned. I love it. Looks marvelous paired with the spinach pasta too. Very tempting for dinner tonight! :)

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Heavenly Housewife 17/5/11 18:49

Wow, I am absolutely in love with this pasta, it looks so rich and full of delicious flavour.
*kisses* HH

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Sutapa 17/5/11 19:00

Yummylicious meal! I love pasta and you make it so colorful, love to have it!

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megi 17/5/11 19:10

What an elegant looking pasta dish! I adore eggplants and use them all the time, a perfect match with tomatoes.

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Kate@Diethood 17/5/11 23:00

I love eggplant! That looks too good not to try... great recipe!

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lisaiscooking 17/5/11 23:07

I love lots of vegetables with pasta! The color of the spinach taglierini looks great in this dish.

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Katie@Cozydelicious 18/5/11 00:13

This looks so yummy! I can;t wait until my garden bursts with eggplant. This pasta will be a great way to use them up!

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sensiblecooking 18/5/11 00:42

Oh my gosh you gave whole new dimension and meaning to vegetables with this dish. I might even convert to vegetarian.

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Chris's Gourmet Fashion 18/5/11 00:43

I love eggplants with pasta. This looks so pretty and tasty!

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Rosita Vargas 18/5/11 00:57

Querida Angie me encanta la berenjenas y la pasta es una delicia un plato tentador,cariños y abrazos.

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Ellie (Almost Bourdain) 18/5/11 05:06

Beautiful flavours and amazing photographs as always, Angie.

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tigerfish 18/5/11 11:58

Yes. I am quite sure I won't miss the meat!

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Elin 18/5/11 12:52

I always feel hungry when I drop by your place :p Your pasta looks delicious even without meat...love it, so healthy too!

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Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets 18/5/11 18:46

Eggplant and tomato are so good together -- eggplant parmesan is one of my favorites. I'd love to try this healthier and just as tasty dish!

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My Little Space 19/5/11 04:56

This is just soooo delicious looking pasta. Can't help it! Slurp...
Kristy

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Magic of Spice 19/5/11 06:15

I love eggplant,this dish really looks health and delicious. Love these types of flavorful but easy dishes :)

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cajunlicious 19/5/11 22:03

This is beautiful & I can't wait to make it!!!

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Maria 20/5/11 09:56

I'm really loving the colours in this dish and the combination of flavours is just impeccable. Delicious recipe!

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tasteofbeirut 20/5/11 14:29

Just the kind of pasta I love and the eggplant sauce is such a delight next to the spinach pasta!

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OysterCulture 22/5/11 15:26

Oh, I love eggplant with pasta and this just sounds delicious. This is the perfect dish to make midweek

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femmes 13/6/11 17:03

Wow... this is so yummy, I love every component. I am really gonna try this!

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