Thursday, May 8, 2008

My Idea of Health Food

Pasta Primavera

makes 2 servings

8 oz. linguini or pasta of your choice
2 Tbsp olive oil
½ medium yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small carrot, shredded
1 small zucchini, diced
1 can diced tomatoes
½ can tomato paste (about 2 Tbsp)
1 ½ tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. dried oregano
½ tsp. crushed red pepper flake (adjust for desired spiciness)
Salt and pepper to taste
parmesan cheese

Cook pasta according to directions on package.

Heat oil in a 10 inch skillet over medium heat. Add onions and garlic; sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add carrot and zucchini; sauté for about 5 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir. Simmer for 10-15 minutes. (Some canned tomatoes are thicker than others; if the sauce seems really thick and is having a hard time simmering, add a ladle or two of pasta water). Stir cooked pasta into sauce and warm for a minute or two. Serve with fresh parmesan cheese.

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