Author Notes: Delicious and fresh summer dish. —fraîchement
cups cooked pasta shells (I used Whole Foods Tomato and Spinach Shells)
4 broccolini bunches, just the florets
cup eggplant, diced
cup fresh mozzarella, diced
tablespoons goat cheese
3 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 leaves of fresh basil
good pinch of salt
- First, for cooking the pasta shells, make sure you salt the water!
- Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- Heat olive oil in a medium sized pan on medium-high heat. Add the eggplant and a good pinch of salt. After the eggplant have browned slightly (3-4 minutes), add the broccolini. After 2 minutes, add the garlic and cook another 2 minutes. Take the pan off the heat and add the pasta. Gently stir, and then add the mozzarella and goat cheese over the top. Break basil leaves over the top and bake in the oven for about 7 minutes, or until the cheese is just melted.