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Spaghetti alla Mediterraneo (Mediterranean Spaghetti)

I tried something new for dinner this evening - and I think I've finally found something that's both vegetarian and interesting enough to be served to 'company' should we ever invite vegetarians to dinner. It's not that disimilar to the sorts of pasta sauce I come up with if I just invent it, but different proportions, and I'd never randomly think of putting aubergine or courgette in. But it looks nice, and has lots of different colours and textures.

Cross posted to dinner.

Serves 4.

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 red peppers, sliced
  • 1 yellow pepper, sliced
  • 1 aubergine, diced
  • 1 courgette, diced
  • 3 tomatoes, skinned and chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • Sufficient spaghetti for 4

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan and fry the garlic and onion for 2 minutes
  2. Add the peppers, aubergine and courgette and fry for a further 3 minutes
  3. Blend in the tomatoes, tomato puree and basil and season with the salt and pepper
  4. Reduce the heat and cook for 10 minutes stirring occasionally
  5. Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti and drain well
  6. Toss the spaghetti in the sauce before serving
Tags: cooking, italian recipe, vegetarian recipe
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