Penne Alla Siciliana

Pasta sicilana is usually a mix of pomodoro sauce with the addition of eggplants! But as a veggie lover, add more than just eggplants!


  • 1 gluten free penne box (I use Jovial)
  • 1 Tbsp walnut oil (or avocado oil)
  • 2 springs onions, chopped small (or you can use 1 medium onion or leeks)
  • 3 cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • 2 medium carrots, diced small
  • 1 big eggplant, peeled and diced small
  • 3 stalks of baby broccoli
  • 3 cups of strained tomatoes.
  • 2 to 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Sea salt to taste (I added 1 tsp)


  1. Heat the oil on medium heat until shimmering.
  2. Add the onions and garlic and sauté with a pinch of sea salt for about 5 to 7 minutes or until translucent.
  3. Add the carrots, sauté for 2 minutes, then the eggplants for 2 minutes, then the broccoli for another minute, stirring from time to time.
  4. Add the strained tomatoes, salt and spices, bring to a boil and let simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, cook your pasta according to the package instructions.I add a drizzle of oil to my boiling pasta to prevent it from sticking. I also rinse it with cold water when it is done to prevent overcooking.
  6. Drain your pasta and serve with a generous amount of siciliana sauce!

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Guest Blogger Nathalie Sader

Nathalie is a vegan chef and holistic health coach with a master's degree in clinical psychology. She is on a worldwide mission to empower women to love themselves unconditionally, through healing their relationship with food and other healthy rituals. See all recipes by Nathalie

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