I received a large eggplant in a recent CSA delivery (Community Supported Agriculture). It’s not a vegetable I prepare often, so I struggled with what to do with it. That’s when I decided to create an Eggplant Tomato Vegetable Sauce!
Making Eggplant Parmesan or Vegetable Lasagna had crossed my mind. But, to be perfectly honest, that was more work than I wanted to do! I wanted a recipe that I could put together fairly easily and let cook for a while. Something less labor intensive than putting layers together.
The Key Ingredient In Eggplant Tomato Vegetable Sauce
Eggplant is not something we ate as kids. And I think it’s the reason why we continue to not eat it now. Just not something we’re familiar with.
BUT one of my goals in subscribing to a CSA was to try all of the produce we received. I vowed to do something with all of them. Even if we only tried it once and found we didn’t like it…we were going to try them all.
We like spaghetti, so why not make Eggplant Tomato Vegetable Sauce? Afterall if hiding unwanted vegetables works for kids, why not with adults?! :D…LOL!
Eggplant is native to India but is now found throughout the world. It has a purple or almost black skin. And it can grow up to foot long, although most prefer the smaller varieties. Eggplant has the texture and density of a tomato, which makes it perfect for soups and sauces. The best part about this vegetable is that is is very nutritious!
Eggplants are a rich source of vitamins C, K and B6. They’re also rich in thiamin, niacin, magnesium, phosphorous, copper, dietary fiber, folic acid, potassium and manganese. And they have almost no cholesterol or saturated fat.
Eating eggplant has many healthy benefits, like…
- Improves digestions
- Weight Loss
- Heart Health
- Fights Against Cancer
- Improves Bone Health
- Boosts the Brain
So I think it is safe to say I’ll be making Eggplant Tomato Vegetable Sauce more often! 🙂
How Do You Prepare Eggplant?
I’d like to add more eggplant to our menu. Do you have any recipes you’d like to share or are looking for? Feel free to reach out to me through the contact form on the right or on my Contact page. I’d be happy to speak with you.
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