Wednesday, June 15, 2016

International Picnic Day is June 18th Celebrate with Explore Cuisine

Get out your basket and blanket, International Picnic Day is June 18th!

What's a picnic without a pasta salad? Give this dish a healthy twist with pasta from Explore Cuisine

Explore Cuisine products are all vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO and made from organic ingredients. Jam packed with protein, iron, and fiber, these pastas are the perfect alternative to other glutinous pastas.


This recipe for Organic Chickpea Fusilli with Eggplant, Tomato, and Green Onion from Explore Cuisine is the perfect picnic meal and easy to prepare.

Ingredients for 4 people

1 8 oz (227g) box of chickpea fusilli cooked
1 large eggplant small diced
2 cups cherry tomatoes halved
4 garlic cloves smashed
olive oil
1 tbsp parsley chopped
2 green onions sliced
salt & pepper to taste
Preparation 25 minutes + 10 minutes cooking

Toss eggplant with olive oil. 

Roast at 400 degrees Celsius until brown and tender.

 Toss tomatoes and garlic with olive oil and roast in the same oven until the tomatoes are blistered. 

Remove the garlic and finely chop.

Mix eggplant, garlic, tomatoes (including juices) with fusilli. 

Add a splash of olive oil if needed.

Season with salt & pepper. Garnish with parsley and green onion.

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