Creamy Pesto Aubergine and Olive Pasta with Birch & Waite Creamy Pesto Sauce

Serves: 4
Prep time: 10mins
Cook Time: 20mins

Pasta400 g
Olive Oil1 tablespoon
Aubergines (Eggplants), Cubed2 medium
Button Mushrooms, Sliced3 cups
Black Olives, Pitted½ cup
Pine Nuts, Roasted¼ cup
Fresh Basil Leaves And Shaved Parmesan, To ServeQty
NEW Creamy Pesto Sauce1 packet


  1. Place aubergine in a bowl, sprinkle with salt and allow to sit for 20 minutes. Pat dry with a paper towel.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to the boil. Add 1 teaspoon of salt and the pasta. Cook until al dente.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large, heavy based saucepan over medium heat. Add eggplant and sear on all sides, then add the mushrooms and gently sauté.
  4. Pour the Birch & Waite Creamy Pesto Finishing Sauce into a saucepan. Warm on the stovetop on medium heat and stir occasionally until warmed. Or to heat in the microwave, pour the sauce into a microwaveable container or jug and heat on high for 60 seconds. Remove sauce from microwave carefully and stir contents.
  5. Drain the pasta and add to the large saucepan with the aubergine and mushrooms. Stir through olives and Creamy Pesto Finishing Sauce.
  6. Serve immediately sprinkled with pine nuts. Top with fresh basil and shaved parmesan.

Cook’s Note

For some extra protein, toss through some cooked shredded chicken when adding Birch & Waite Creamy Pesto Sauce and olives.

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