Monday, August 9, 2010

Summer Vegetable Pasta

Take advantage of all that summer garden goodness with this quick pasta dish. Serve with grilled chicken and your meal is complete.

Summer Vegetable Pasta
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 1 yellow squash, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups sliced grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1-2 Tbsp chopped fresh herbs like basil and/or oregano, chopped fine
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • Parmesan
  • fresh parsley, chopped fine
  • 1 lb pasta such as penne, spaghetti, angel hair, bowtie

1. Cook pasta following the box instructions.

2. Heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the zucchini, squash, onion and garlic and stir to soften

3. Add tomatoes, herbs, pepper, salt and cook for 5 minutes. Stirring occasionally.

4. Combine the vegetable mixture with the cooked pasta.

5. Top with Parmesan and fresh parsley if desired.

6. Enjoy!

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  1. Saw your post on $5 Dinner, this looks great!

  2. We all love-love pasta. This looks great. Especially on a hot day.

  3. Wow -- this is my kind of dinner!

  4. I have all these ingredients, I'll have to give it a try!


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