Royal Pasta Primavera Provencale

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Ingredients

  • 6 oz Whole-wheat rigatone
  • 1 cup eggplant
  • 1 tsp Olive oil
  • 1 cup mesculun
  • 1 tsp thyme

Directions

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Meanwhile,heat a large, deep skillet over medium heat until hot. Add the chili pepper; cook, turning occasionally until fragrant and toasted, about 2 minutes. When the chili pepper is cool enough to handle, discard its stem and set the seeds aside for a garnish. Chop the chili pepper. Add eggplant to hot skillet; cook until browned, about 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Add oil, then chopped onion, bell pepper, and garlic; cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes and chopped chili pepper. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 10 minutes, or until vegetables are tender and sauce thickens. Remove from heat; stir in salad greens and thyme. Season to taste with salt and pepper if desired. Drain pasta; transfer to 2 serving plates and top with sauce.

Nutrition Information
Total fat 4.3 g
Saturated fat 0.6 g
Healthy fats 2.9 g
Fiber 6.3 g
Carbohydrates 95.2 g
Sugar 15.4 g
Protein 17.6 g
Sodium 533 mg
Calcium 179 mg
Magnesium 183 mg
Selenium 65.5 mcg
Potassium 1,163 mg

Excerpted from YOU: On A Diet Revised Edition: The Owner's Manual for Waist Management by Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz. Copyright (c) 2006, 2009 by Michael F. Roizen, M.D., and Oz Works LLC, f/s/o Mehmet C. Oz, M.D. Excerpted with permission by Free Press, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.