When in a mood for some fresh vegetables, and mild spices without compromising on the carbs, I have a simple light recipe for you. Al dente pasta, along with fresh slightly sautéed veggies seasoned with oregano and pepper. No cheese, no creamy sauce. Almost a salad, but a salad with some meat!
Substitute the penne with any pasta of your choice. Add veggies according to your taste. Combine in minimal olive oil and italian seasoning, and some fresh basil leaves. I love basil leaves in my pasta or Thai food. This simple herb transforms an entire dish with its amazing flavor and fragrance. Watch the wonders on your taste buds!
To make 2 servings:
- 1 cup Penne, or any pasta of your choice, boiled al dente
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 5-6 pods of garlic, minced
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 cup assorted veggies, I took – bell peppers, broccoli, baby corn and mushrooms
- 6-7 leaves of basil, torn
- 1 tsp italian seasoning
- salt and pepper to taste
- red chili flakes according to taste
In a wok or kadai, heat oil. Saute garlic and onions till they turn translucent. Then throw in the other veggies. Saute on high, till almost done. Now add the boiled pasta, along with seasonings, pepper, salt and red chili flakes. Garnish with basil leaves.
See! that’s it. You’re done! the result is a yummy light pasta salad. Satiates the hungry and those craving for a filling yet light meal.
For all the men out there, who have never ventured into the kitchen, but would like to woo your girl with some great food. This recipe is for you! Simple yet Flavorful.