Add layers of flavour to fusilli with an array of rainbow veggies roasted in Mediterranean-inspired seasonings. Paired with a rich baby Roma tomato sauce and aromatic basil leaves, your finished dish will be transformed into a taste sensation.
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garlic & herb seasoning
fusilli pasta(ContainsGlutenMay be presentEgg, Soy)
flaked almonds(ContainsTree NutsMay be presentSoy, Gluten, Peanuts, Sesame, Milk)
tinned cherry tomatoes
vegetable stock powder
Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan-forced. Bring a medium saucepan of salted water to the boil. Finely chop the garlic (or use a garlic press). Cut the eggplant into 1cm chunks. Thinly slice the capsicum into strips. Slice the red onion into 2cm wedges.
Spread the veggies and garlic & herb seasoning over an oven tray lined with baking paper. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Roast until tender, 20-25 minutes.
TIP: If your oven tray is crowded, separate across two trays.
While the veggies are roasting, add the fusilli to the saucepan of boiling water and cook until ‘al dente’, 11 minutes. Reserve some pasta water (1/4 cup for 2 people / 1/2 cup for 4 people), then drain and return the fusilli to the saucepan. Drizzle with a little olive oil to prevent sticking.
TIP: 'Al dente' pasta is cooked through but still slightly firm in the centre.
While the pasta is cooking, heat a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the flaked almonds and toast, tossing, until golden, 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.
When the veggies have 5 minutes cook time remaining, return the frying pan to a medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Add the garlic and tomato paste (see ingredients list) and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Add the tinned baby Roma tomatoes, vegetable stock powder, brown sugar and reserved pasta water and cook until slightly reduced, 2-3 minutes. Season to taste. Add the cooked fusilli, roasted veggies, butter and crumble in 1/2 the feta. Stir to combine.
Divide the Mediterranean roasted eggplant fusilli between plates. Crumble over the remaining feta. Top with the toasted almonds and tear over the basil.