Roasted Eggplant & Olive Tomato Sauce with Fresh Herbs (Vegan/Low Fat)

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 25m
Ready In

"This is not for anyone with a plain palette! Serve sauce on cooked pasta topped with freshly grated Parmesan cheese, 1-1/2 pounds fresh ripe skinned and seeded plum tomatoes can be used in place of the canned, 2 teaspoons each of dried oregano and dried basil may be used in place of fresh and added in with the onion (do not add the dried herbs in at the end)"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (275.1 g)
  • Calories 74.7
  • Total Fat - 1.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 81.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 14.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.3 g
  • Sugars - 8.5 g
  • Protein - 2.9 g
  • Calcium - 50.5 mg
  • Iron - 1.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 37.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425 degree F. Grease a baking sheet. Place eggplant in a single layer on baking sheet baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, stirring once; transfer to a bowl and set aside until ready to use.

Step 2

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat (use enough oil to coat the bottom of the skillet) Add in onion; cook until softened. Add in garlic and chili flakes; saute for 2 minutes. Add in tomato paste and cook stirring for 2 minutes. Add in the chopped tomatoes and kalamata olives; bring to a simmer stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low, simmer uncovered for about 45 minutes or until thickened Add eggplant, basil, and oregano, season with salt and pepper; cook for about 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Mix in the sugar.

Step 3

Serve on pasta then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

How I could ever have said that I didn't like egg plant is beyond me. This recipe will convince anyone sitting on the fence that they will love egg plant. A very easy recipe to prepare. I roasted the egg plant cubes, fried the onions and garlic etc., then added the paste, olives and tomatoes - set it aside until 10 minutes before dinner, turned on the wok - got the tomatoe/onions heated added the roasted egg plant cubes and in 4 minutes dinner. Served with recipe#15407 Lamb meatballs - Great combination Another Kitten winner of a recipe

(24 Jun 2012)