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Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables Tagliatelle Recipe

Updated on March 25, 2018
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Gordon loves cooking and experimenting with food. He loves making new dishes, particularly with unusual or underused ingredients.

Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables Taliatelle Ingredients
Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables Taliatelle Ingredients

The Mediterranean Style of Cooking

Mediterranean food and Mediterranean cooking are extremely representative of the Mediterranean climate. Mediterranean cooking features olive oil, beautiful fresh vegetables, simple pasta and cheeses - and very much, seafood. The seafood is naturally taboo in a vegetarian dish but all else is fair game and although this somewhat different mixture of certain ingredients may raise a few eyebrows from those of a more traditional slant, it looks good, it tastes great, it's extremely healthy and nutritious - and what else could possibly matter...?

The Principal Ingredients of this Dish

Mozzarella? Not Parmesano? That is the most likely initial comment from many in respect of this recipe but the combination is sound and is absolutely delicious. In order to prepare this recipe for two people, you will need:

1 aubergine (eggplant)

1 courgette (zucchini)

8 small cherry tomatoes

6oz dried tagliatelle pasta

2 large cloves of garlic

4oz ball of fresh buffalo mozzarella cheese

Olive oil

Fresh parsley

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Mediterranean Vegetables on Roasting Tray
Mediterranean Vegetables on Roasting Tray

Roasting the Vegetables

The aubergine/eggplant and the courgette/zucchini should be sliced at an angle of forty-five degrees to the normal, to make each slice as long as possible and give it the greatest surface area for cooking and presentation purposes. The tomatoes should be left whole and the garlic should simply be sliced. This is a rustic dish and there is no need whatsoever to finely chop the garlic.

The vegetables should be placed in a deep roasting tray, seasoned well with salt and freshly ground black pepper and drizzled liberally with olive oil. They should then be placed in an oven pre-heated to 400F/200C/Gas Mark 6 for a total of forty-five minutes.

Cooking the Tagliatelle and Bringing the Dish Together

When the vegetables have been roasting for around half an hour, the pasta should be placed in to a pan of boiling, salted water and simmered for ten minutes. It should then be drained well and added to a deep serving dish.

The vegetables should be removed from the oven and poured atop the pasta. The mozzarella should be loosely torn (not uniformly chopped) and added to the dish, along with a good handful of parsley. Using a pair of tongs, the ingredients should be very carefully mixed, before more parsley is scattered on top and the dish is served immediately.

Roasted mediterranean Vegetables Tagliatelle
Roasted mediterranean Vegetables Tagliatelle

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      Gordon Hamilton 

      4 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

      Yes, excellent suggestions Carb Diva. I love both. Thanks.

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      Linda Lum 

      4 years ago from Washington State, USA

      This sounds simple yet tasty. Have you considered adding fresh basil and perhaps some kalamata olives?

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      Twenty One Days 

      8 years ago

      Gorden, nice.

      simple, refreshing, light Mediterranean faire -although I do like it with shaved parm. -James

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