Looking for a tasty midweek dinner option? Try cooking up our Aubergine Linguine with Walnuts in just 20 minutes for a balanced and tasty dinnertime.
Finely Chopped Tomatoes with Basil
Grated Italian Style Hard Cheese(ContainsMilk, Egg)
Preheat your oven to 220°C. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil with 0.25 tsp of salt for the pasta. Trim the aubergine then halve lengthways. Chop each half into four long strips then chop widthways into roughly 2cm pieces. Halve the pepper and discard the core and seeds. Chop into 2cm pieces. Pop both onto a baking tray, drizzle with oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat, spread out and roast on the top shelf until soft, 15-18 mins.
Add the linguine to the pan of boiling water and cook for 12 mins then drain in a colander. Pop back in the pan, drizzle with oil and stir through to stop it sticking together.
Meanwhile, fill and boil your kettle. Roughly chop the sundried tomatoes and pop them in a jug. Pour in the boiling water (see ingredients for amount), stir and set aside. Meanwhile, peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press if you have one). Finely chop the chives (or use scissors).
Heat a drizzle of oil in a large frying pan on medium heat. When hot, add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Stir in the tomato puree, followed by the finely chopped tomatoes and sundried tomatoes and soaking water. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until thick and tomatoey, 4-5 mins.
When they are ready, combine the roasted veggies, cooked pasta and sauce in whichever pan is the largest. Stir in half the chives and half the hard Italian cheese. TIP: Add a splash more water if it seems a bit dry! Season to taste with salt and pepper if needed.
Serve in big bowls. Finish with the walnuts and a sprinkling of the remaining chives and cheese. Enjoy!