Quick and Easy Vegetarian Pasta

One of my goals for this month was to get more creative with veggies and this quick and easy vegetarian pasta is one of the successful vegetarian recipes I have cooked this month. The other is this very lovely Vegetable Soup.

Vegetarian Pasta

Ingredients:

  • 50 grams pine nuts
  • 3 carrots
  • 3 zucchini
  • 2 cloves garlic (I personally would add a little more, but the kids wouldn’t be so keen.)
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 500 grams curly fettucine pasta
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp basil
  • 2 tbsp parsley
  • 75 grams parmesan cheese

Method:
Vegetarian Pasta
1. Toast pine nuts and set aside.

Vegetarian Pasta
2. Grate parmesan cheese and set aside.

Vegetarian Pasta
3. Roughly chop parsley and basil and peel garlic.

Vegetarian Pasta
4. Grate the rind of the lemon and set aside

5. Boil the water for the pasta.

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6. Peel the skin off the zucchini, then use the peeler to create “ribbons” of zucchini.

Vegetarian Pasta
7. Peel the skin off the carrot and then peel ribbons of carrot.

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8. Add oil to pan and cook garlic for a minute or so.

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9. Add veggies and sauté very lightly.

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10. While sautéing veggies, begin cooking pasta.

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11. Drain pasta, then quickly return to pan.

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12. Add veggies to the pasta in the pan, then add herbs, lemon and cheese and lightly mix.

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13. Serve and top with toasted pine nuts.

Vegetarian Pasta

A lovely reader Katie Rainbird left this note on facebook:

Hi PQ, yum! I love a simple pasta+veg with lots of garlic too!
(just because I’m a nutritionist) I would suggest if you’re serving this as the main meal to add extra nuts or a dollop of cottage cheese or crumbled fetta to each bowl which will oomph up the protein content!

Quick and Easy Vegetarian Pasta
 
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Recipe type: pasta
Ingredients:
  • 50 grams pine nuts
  • 3 carrots
  • 3 zucchini
  • 2 cloves garlic (I personally would add a little more, but the kids wouldn't be so keen.)
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 500 grams curly fettucine pasta
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp basil
  • 2 tbsp parsley
  • 75 grams parmesan cheese
Method:
  1. Toast pine nuts and set aside.
  2. Grate parmesan cheese and set aside.
  3. Roughly chop parsley and basil and peel garlic.
  4. Grate the rind of the lemon and set aside
  5. Boil the water for the pasta.
  6. Peel the skin off the zucchini, then use the peeler to create "ribbons" of zucchini.
  7. Peel the skin off the carrot and then peel ribbons of carrot.
  8. Add oil to pan and cook garlic for a minute or so.
  9. Add veggies and sauté very lightly.
  10. While sautéing veggies, begin cooking pasta.
  11. Drain pasta, then quickly return to pan.
  12. Add veggies to the pasta in the pan, then add herbs, lemon and cheese and lightly mix.
  13. Serve and top with toasted pine nuts.
  14. A lovely reader suggested adding extra nuts or a dollop of cottage cheese or crumbled fetta to each bowl to oomph up the protein content!

Our Family Menu Plan For This Week.

Day


Meal Type

Sat


Self Serve


Sun


Meat and Veg


Mon


Slow Cooker


Tue


Pasta


Wed


Soup

Thu


Left Overs


Fri


Fun Night


Week Starting:
22nd Sept
Marinated Chicken Sticks and SaladSlow Cooker Roast Beef and Veg

Baking: Chocolate Scones
Slow Cooker SatayFettucine CarbonaraPumpkin SoupLeft OversScrambled Eggs

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