• ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup shredded almonds
  • ¼ cup golden raisins
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 cups eggplant, peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • ⅓ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 12 ounces whole grain pasta, cooked according to package.


  1. Heat oil in a large pan. Add onions, garlic, almonds, raisins, and pepper, stirring constantly, until onions are translucent.
  2. Stir in eggplant, sugar, cinnamon, cocoa, and thyme. Heat for 5 more minutes.
  3. Stir in tomato sauce and balsamic vinegar.
  4. Heat to a boil, lower heat, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Toss with pasta and serve warm.


Calories 450 (200 from fat)
Total fat 22g
Saturated fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 280mg
Carbohydrate 58g (9g dietary fiber, 15g sugar)
Protein 12g


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