Pasta with Eggplant and Chickpeas

Hello People of America, of the World… we are today cooking a pasta dish with eggplants and chickpeas, dedicated to all of the first responders, the police and firefighters who are still going to work every day, making sure all of us are safe as we go through out daily lives. We are giving #Hamilton a break, instead we are cooking to @rosalia.vt ...her song Malamente is so beautiful, it makes you want to dance, move, cook!! So here it is, Pasta, eggplant, chickpeas ... let’s go!

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

Eggplant
Onion
Garlic
Pasta
Chickpeas
Spices (Cumin, Pimentón, Sumac)
Tomato Sauce
Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper

THE RECIPE

Get some water boiling … not a lot! People, we do not need to be using so much water when we boil pasta. Then get your chickpeas open, your canned tomatoes, chop a whole peeled eggplant, an onion, garlic (naked today!), then some cheese if you have. Some spices, whatever is in your pantry.. Cumin, pimentón, sumac? Anything you want!!

Get the pasta boiling, you can add some of the chickpea water into the pasta water for extra texture and flavor. Saute the garlic and onion, maybe a chili. Add the eggplant to the onions and garlic, saute and sing along, maybe some opera!

When the eggplant is a little cooked, the onion is a little translucent, then we add the spices, as much as you want. Then add the chickpeas, some tomato sauce (either canned or already made…up to you.) Toss the cooked pasta (with all the water! IS now the sauce) into the chickpeas, carefully to not break the pasta. Add some salt to taste, some olive oil, some more sumac, top with some sour cream of cheese if you want it.

Then serve it .. Malamente!!