I love coming up with quick ways of using veggies. Sometimes we have a leftover veggie, a random one in our CSA, or we see some cheap “seconds” at the farmer’s market that I can’t resist. I created this recipe because we would always get one random eggplant in our CSA vegetable box!
So maybe you have had an eggplant like this one and wasn’t quite sure what to do with it.
Chop the eggplant into bite-size cubes (remember that they will shrink a little when cooked).
Saute in a pan with olive oil, and toss with salt. The eggplant will absorb a lot of oil. Cook until your desired texture.
Mix with marinara sauce. I prefer a plain marinara, so that there aren’t other flavors (like herbs or meat) competing with the flavor of the eggplant.
Toss with pasta and anything else you might like (cheese, etc).