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Thursday, December 3, 2009

My Pasta Primavera

Pasta Primavera is made with fresh vegetables. Whatever vegetables that you like and you are able to find will work here. This dish is usually made with marinara or tomato sauce but i actually like without that, and prefer to simply enjoy it with the juices that the vegetables produce together with the oil, after roasting. I used the following ingredients:
-angel hair pasta (or use any pasta you like)

-portabella mushrooms or brown mushrooms - 8 oz.
-2 small green zucchini

-2 small yellow summer squash
-onion - any kind you like - use a handful chopped or sliced

-1 bunch asparagus

-1 pint cherry tomatoes (red, or yellow, or a combination of both)

-garlic powder 1/4 tsp, onion powder 1/4 tsp, dried basil 1/2 tbsp, dried oregano 1/2 tbsp, dried dill 1/4 tsp, salt and pepper

-olive oil and a little red wine vinegar

-crumbled cow's feta, or use grated Parmesan if you don't like feta

Preheat the oven to 425. Cut the vegetables to bite-size pieces. Place all vegetables except the tomatoes in a large shallow baking pan and pour herbs, salt and pepper, olive oil, and a little vinegar on them. Toss to combine. Place in oven for about 15 minutes. After the 15 minutes add the tomatoes and roast for another 10 minutes. Cook the pasta according to package instructions while the vegetables are in the oven. When the vegetables are ready combine with the drained pasta and add the crumbled feta (or Parmesan) and toss to combine. Done.