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Kale and Eggplant Summer Pasta

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This summer pasta has spicy wilted kale and garlic, salty roasted eggplant, feta crumble, a splash of lemon, and al dente whole wheat penne. If you have any, toss in some toasted pine nuts!
50MIN
Total Time
40MIN
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Ingredients

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Servings:
2
Serves 2
2 cups
Kale , chopped
2 cloves
Garlic , minced
1/4 tsp
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
2 cups
Whole Wheat Penne Pasta
1
Lemon , juiced
to taste
Feta Cheese
to taste
to taste
to taste
Pine Nuts

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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
491
FAT
4.4 g
PROTEIN
17.8 g
CARBS
96.8 g

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Step 2
Remove both ends of the Eggplant (1) then cut in half. Generously sprinkle with Kosher Salt (to taste) and allow to sit for 20-30 minutes until it starts to sweat.
Step 3
In the meantime, boil a pot of salted water and cook the Whole Wheat Penne Pasta (8 ounce). I find 8-9 minutes is perfect texture. Reserve about a cup of pasta water and drain the rest. Set aside.
Step 4
Rinse and pat the eggplant dry. Cut into cubes and give a good sprinkle of Olive Oil (to taste) and slide in the oven for 20 minutes, flipping around half way through. They'll be tender and smelling yum.
Step 5
Keep the oven on and toast the Pine Nuts (to taste).
Step 6
While those are roasting, heat a medium pan over medium heat with a small amount of olive oil-just enough to get the garlic cookin'. Add the Garlic (2 clove) and Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (1/4 teaspoon) and cook for a minute until fragrant.
Step 7
Add the Kale (2 cup) a bundle at a time and coat in the oil. To speed up the wilting process, add in a splash of that pasta water and cover with a lid. Do so until all the kale has been cooked down. Should take about 5 mins.
Step 8
Once everything's finished, toss the kale/garlic, eggplant, and noodles in a large bowl. Sprinkle with Feta Cheese (to taste) and toasted pine nuts and squeeze over some fresh Lemon (1).
Step 9
Garnish with fresh basil or oregano for presentation. Serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
491
% Daily Value*
Fat
4.4 g
6%
Saturated Fat
0.2 g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
--
Cholesterol
0.0 mg
0%
Carbohydrates
96.8 g
35%
Fiber
16.4 g
59%
Sugars
8.4 g
--
Protein
17.8 g
36%
Sodium
40.5 mg
2%
Vitamin D
--
--
Calcium
248.7 mg
19%
Iron
5.3 mg
29%
Potassium
491.8 mg
10%
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