(2017) Pasta with Eggplant Sauce

I love eggplant and was so tickled to see it in the box today. Maybe for today, maybe for later in the summer when you need some other eggplant ideas, try this slow-cooker recipe for an eggplant sauce. Love it. The original came from Better Homes and Gardens magazine. It calls for canned tomatoes, but when the tomatoes start coming in, it’s delicious made with fresh tomatoes.

Eggplant and Herb Pickle

This Persian pickle is a great way to serve eggplant. I got the original recipe from Saveur magazine. The dried mint is a totally Arabic thing. Don’t substitute fresh. Just skip it if you don’t have dried.

Eggplant Hash

This recipe is from Deborah Geering, local vegetarian food writer. She suggests it’s perfect with eggs and toast. Peppers are sort of “required” for hash, so if you don’t have any, run to your favorite local farmers market and pick some up. Any pepper will do – bell peppers, fancy Italian frying peppers … even hot peppers depending on how much heat you like.