Aubergine And Walnut Ragu Recipe

Aubergine and Walnut Ragu is a hearty and flavorful vegetarian dish. The combination of tender aubergines, crunchy walnuts, and rich tomato sauce creates a satisfying and nutritious meal. The aubergines are cooked until soft and then simmered with onions, garlic, tomatoes, and herbs to develop a deep and savory flavor. The addition of walnuts adds a delightful crunch and nuttiness to the dish. Serve this ragu over pasta or with crusty bread for a comforting and delicious meal.

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Ingredients for Aubergine And Walnut Ragu Recipe

  • 1/2 Medium Aubergines, Cut Into Small Cubes
  • as required Salt, For Sprinkling
  • 1/2 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Onion, Chopped
  • 3/4 cloves Cloves Of Garlic, Minced
  • 1 Tomatoes, Chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon Tomato Paste
  • 1/4 cup Vegetable Broth
  • pinch Pinch Of Dried Oregano
  • pinch Pinch Of Dried Basil
  • 1/4 cup Walnuts, Toasted And Roughly Chopped
  • As required Salt And Pepper, To Taste
  • as required Fresh Herbs, For Garnish

Directions: Aubergine And Walnut Ragu Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Start by preparing the aubergines. Cut them into small cubes and sprinkle with salt. Let them sit for about 30 minutes to draw out any excess moisture.
  • STEP 2.In the meantime, heat some olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add chopped onions and garlic and sauté until they become translucent and fragrant.
  • STEP 3.Rinse the aubergine cubes to remove the salt and pat them dry. Add them to the pan and cook until they start to soften and brown.
  • STEP 4.Next, add the chopped tomatoes, tomato paste, vegetable broth, and a pinch of dried herbs such as oregano and basil. Stir well to combine.
  • STEP 5.Reduce the heat to low and let the ragu simmer for about 20-30 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  • STEP 6.While the ragu is simmering, toast the walnuts in a dry pan until they become fragrant. Roughly chop them and set aside.
  • STEP 7.Once the ragu has thickened and the aubergines are tender, season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the toasted walnuts.
  • STEP 8.Serve the Aubergine and Walnut Ragu over your choice of pasta or with crusty bread. Garnish with fresh herbs, such as parsley or basil, if desired.
  • STEP 9.Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently on the stovetop or in the microwave before serving.

Cooking Tips

  • Salting the aubergines helps to draw out any excess moisture and improves their texture when cooked.
  • Toasting the walnuts before adding them to the ragu enhances their flavor and adds a nice crunch.
  • Feel free to adjust the seasoning and herbs according to your taste preferences.

Storage and Serving

  • Serve the Aubergine and Walnut Ragu over your choice of pasta, such as spaghetti or penne.
  • Alternatively, enjoy it as a filling for lasagna or as a topping for baked potatoes.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs, such as parsley or basil, for added freshness and flavor.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently on the stovetop or in the microwave before serving.
Nutrition
value
691
calories per serving
34 g Fat24 g Protein68 g Carbs44 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    34g
  • Protein
    24g
  • Carbs
    68g
  • Fiber
    44g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    68g
  • Protein
    24g
  • Fiber
    44g

Fats

  • Fat
    34g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    352mg
  • Iron
    9mg
  • Vitamin A
    20831mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    12mg
  • Vitamin B6
    2mg
  • Vitamin B9
    465mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin C
    620mg
  • Vitamin E
    9mg
  • Copper
    2mcg
  • Magnesium
    357mg
  • Manganese
    5mg
  • Phosphorus
    517mg
  • Selenium
    4mcg
  • Zinc
    3mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp