Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Harvest Veggie Pasta

So many pasta dishes you see at restaurants these days are 1% veggies and 99% starch. I'm not sure what the optimal ratio is, but I do like to see more color on my plate once in a while.

This one is 80% veggies, 20% pasta, and 100% delicious.

(...am I starting to sound like Sandra Lee?)

Harvest Veggie Pasta
1 spoonful whole wheat penne (1/2 cup cooked)
4-6 spoonfuls of meatless pasta sauce
2 Tbsp green peas
4-5 broccoli pieces (break up the big pieces)
2 Tbsp kidney beans
1/2 cup savory spinach
4-5 tomato wedges
2-3 pieces sliced roasted red peppers
2-3 mozzarella balls

1. Gather veggies, pasta, and cheese on a plate. Spoon sauce on top, and mix gently together.
2. Put a plate upside down on top and microwave for 2 minutes. Take it out carefully (use napkins if it is hot) and enjoy.

To make vegan, leave out the cheese.