Sunday, September 6, 2009

Pasta tossed with Roasted Vegetables


As far as this dish is concerned - what you see is what you get. I don't even think you need a recipe for this one - its that simple! As I have mentioned many times before, I love oven roasted vegetables.....and of course I simply adore pasta. So, putting them together was the easiest thing to do.
I used broccoli, babycorn, cherry tomatoes, onions and bell peppers. Feel free to substitute with any other combination that you would prefer, including zucchini, yellow or red peppers and courgettes. Toss the chopped vegetables (1 " pieces) in a tablespoon of oil mixed with dried herbs and salt and roast in a pre heated oven for about 15-20 minutes. The vegetables will still be crunchy but have a nice sweet flavour from the roasting.

Once the vegetables have been roasted, heat up olive oil in a pan, saute some garlic and then toss some cooked pasta (already cooked, drained and tossed with a tsp of oil) and vegetables together in the pan for a few minutes. Since I already add herbs while roasting vegetables, I just mixed in some paprika powder and basil leaves additionally. A generous sprinkling of grated parmesan and you have a delicious, light meal ready!

8 comments:

Happy cook said...

I love roasted vegies as they really give a intense flavour, love the pasta dish.

Arch said...

Simple, colourful and delicious...looks wonderful...am sure it tasted really nice

Bong Mom said...

Yeah I now know you really like Pasta :)

Miri said...

What to do Sandeepa, we are like that only - pasta and rice - can't do without my carbs it seems!

Cham said...

Isn't that colorful like summer ur bowl of delish pasta!

Sig said...

I love such simple flavored pasta dishes too! A little bit of garlic and olive oil and some parm is all I need :)

Red Chillies said...

my little one loves pasta, he is sitting next to me going, I waaaaant passsta..!

Aparna said...

You really don't need a recipe. Abit of this, a little of that, whaever you have in the fridge, and its a wonderful dish.
Love pasta too.