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Sicilian Style Pasta

Sicilian Style Pasta

A Sicilian style whole wheat pasta made with yellow peppers, tangy tomatoes and roasted eggplants.

Ingredients :
=> 1 packet whole wheat pasta

For the sauce:
=> 1 Tbsp olive oil
=> 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
=> 1 roasted eggplant, diced
=> 5 tsp chilli flakes
=> 2-3 tsp chopped capers
=> 2 tomatoes
=> 5 cloves garlic
=> 1 tsp olive oil
=> 1 medium sized onion
=> 1 tsp oregano
=> Salt, to taste
=> 4-5 basil leaves. shredded
=> Black pepper, to taste
=> 2-3 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
Sicilian Style Pasta


=> In a blender add tomatoes, garlic, onion, 1 tsp olive oil, oregano. Blend it. Keep aside.

=> In a sauce pan add 1 tbsp olive oil. Add yellow bell peppers. Saute.

=> Add eggplants and saute.

=> Add the tomato-garlic-onion mixture. Add chilli flakes, capers, salt. Cook till sauce begins to reduce a little.

=> Add basil leaves, pepper and cooked pasta. Toss well.

=> Top with grated Parmesan cheese and serve.

Rocket Salad

Rocket Salad

A refreshing salad of rocket leaves, watermelons and pomegranate drizzled with a honey-mustard dressing.
Ingredients :
=> A bunch of rocket leaves
=> 1 bowl watermelon cubes
=> 2 tomatoes diced
=> 1/2 a cup red pomegranate kernels

For the dressing:
=> 1 Tbsp mustard
=> 1/2 a cup of orange juice
=> 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
=> 1 Tbsp honey
=> 5 Tbsp lemon juice
=> Salt & pepper to flavor

Rocket Salad
Method :

=> Mingle the Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, orange juice, mustard, salt, honey, pepper and stir together. Let the dressing for a minute or two.

=> Add pomegranates, watermelon, and rocket leaves in the dressing and top it with diced tomatoes.

=> Serve cold.



Panzenella is a Tuscan bread salad, ideal for summer which does not follow a particular recipe. The two ingredients that do not change are tomatoes and bread.


1) 1 kg large fresh juicy tomatoes
2) 1 medium cucumber
3) 100 gm small mild olives
4) 1 medium onion, sliced
5) 100 gm sun dried tomatoes and their oil
6) 1 handful oregano, chopped
7) 1 handful parsley, chopped
8) 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
9) 2 tbsp good balsamic vinegar
10) 1 pinch sugar
11) Salt and pepper
12) 1 loaf Italian cibatta or French baguette, torn into pieces


1) Chop the tomatoes and cucumber roughly into 1 cm cubes, and place in a large bowl.
2) Stir in all the remaining ingredients except the bread, and taste for seasoning.
3) Add some lemon juice if you want a more tart salad.
4) Put the salad in the fridge and leave, covered, overnight until you are ready to eat. The flavor will melt into something magical.
5)Immediately before serving, tear the bread into small pieces and stir into the salad.