Roasted aubergine, tomato & basil pasta
- Preparation and cooking time
- Serves 2
Fast and filling, this pasta dish will bring a hint of the Mediterranean to your mealtime
- STEP 1
Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Toss the aubergine chunks with the oil and whole garlic cloves in a roasting tin with some seasoning. Roast for 10 mins, add the tomatoes, vinegar and sugar, then cook for another 5 mins. Meanwhile, cook the pasta, then drain.
- STEP 2
When the veg is tender remove the garlic cloves, snip off their ends and squeeze the roasted garlic onto a board. Mash with a fork, then stir this garlic paste back into the veg with the basil leaves – squashing most of the tomatoes as you go. Tip in the cooked pasta, stir everything together in the roasting tin, divide between 2 bowls, then scatter with a few more basil leaves to serve.
MAKING IT MEATY
Snip 4 bacon rashers into pieces and spread in a roasting tin. Add the garlic cloves, rubbed in a little oil, then roast as recipe left. Add the tomatoes, vinegar, sugar and 1 tsp dried thyme, then continue as recipe, swapping the basil for a handful chopped flat-leaf parsley.