6.22.2012

Angel Hair Pasta with Eggplant-Tomato Sauce


 Source: http://www.weightwatchers.com/food/rcp/RecipePage.aspx?recipeid=131281

Weight Watchers Recipe
Prep: 16
Cook: 12
Serves: 6
Points Plus: 6



Ingredients:
1 medium uncooked eggplant(s), baby-variety, sliced into 1/3- to 1/2-inch-thick rounds  
1 spray(s) olive oil cooking spray
3/4 tsp table salt, divided 
1 clove(s) (medium) garlic clove(s), minced   
2 large fresh tomato(es), coarsely chopped
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/8 tsp black pepper 
2 Tbsp basil, fresh, minced  
2 Tbsp chives, fresh, minced  
1/2 cup(s) fat-free chicken broth    
4 oz reduced-fat feta cheese, crumbled

  • Preheat grill to medium*
  • Place eggplant slices and pepper strips in a grill basket (or place vegetables on a sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil with holes poked in it to allow smoke through). Off heat, coat vegetables with cooking spray; season with 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Place on grill and cook until lightly browned and tender, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Cut vegetables into bite-size pieces; set aside.
  • Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over low-medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add tomatoes and cook until slightly pulpy, about 1 minute more. Stir in vegetables, remaining 1/4 teaspoon of salt, red pepper flakes, black pepper, basil, chives and broth; increase heat to medium-high. Cook until broth is slightly reduced and mixture has a sauce consistency, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add pasta and toss to coat. Stir in cheese just before serving. Yields about 1 1/2 cups per serving.
* You can roast the vegetables if you prefer. Preheat oven to 425┬║F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Place vegetables on prepared baking sheet and coat with cooking spray; season with 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Roast, until lightly browned, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool to room temperature.

Let your garden dictate the vegetables for this recipe: sliced zucchini, yellow squash or red onion can be substituted for the eggplant.

**This recipe is AMAZING!  It's a repeat in our house!

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