Monday, June 21, 2010

Quick Fixes - Pasta !!!

    Pasta combined with carrots and greens and seasoned with italian herbs

A healthy dish that can be combined with lot many veggies and herbs.
Ideal for lunch boxes. One can serve it hot or cold, however the taste does not change at all.

Now a days, I have started making cold pasta for my husband's lunch box.
I cook the pasta at night and pour some olive oil on it, so that it doesn't get sticky . Finally keep it in the fridge.
All set for the next day. Just combine with  some fresh veggies, herbs and spice it up according to your taste.

Serves - 2 people
All you need is:
Choice of any pasta variety - I used Rotelle 
Broccoli florets - 1 cup
Grated carrot - 1 cup
Chopped capsicum - 1 cup
Spring onions (only greens) - 1 bunch
baby Spinach  -  handful or even more.
Garlic - 3
Extra virgin olive oil 

1.Boil the pasta in hot water for 15-20 minutes. (As suggested in the instructions)
2. Once cooked, drain the water and keep the Rotelle aside. Put some EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) and gently mix it.
3. In a pan, heat some EVOO. Add  minced garlic and  broccoli and saute till for 2 minutes. Next, add in rest of the veggies. 
let it cook for 2 minutes.
4. Sprinkle some italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
5. Finally add the boiled Rotelle . Mix well and Voilaaa..all done

Optional : finally add 2 tsp of lemon juice /  2 tsp of rice vinegar to add tanginess to the dish.


Nithya said...

Thats truly yummy :) I simply love the clicks. They are so tempting :)

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