Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Pasta a la Erin

Vegetables are my favorite food group. I don't get to cook much, but when I do, vegetables are never a side dish; they are the main course.

A couple of months ago, I threw a bunch of stuff in my fridge together and made a really good pasta. It was so good and easy to make, that I've remade it about a million times. It combines 2 of my favorite flavors: lemon and garlic, and all of my favorite vegetables. Like salsa, any vegetables will do, sometimes I like to add broccoli, snap peas, red onion, whatever.

Lemon Garlic Pasta (by me)
Serves 2
  • 2 cup of dried pasta of your choice
  • 1 small zucchini, sliced
  • 1 small summer squash, sliced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 tsp. of butter
  • 1 clove of garlic, chopped or minced
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • Salt, to taste
  • Parmesan cheese, to taste
Directions
  1. In a small pot, boil water, and cook pasta to your liking.
  2. Spray a sauté pan or skillet with non-stick cooking spray and add a splash of water.
  3. On low-medium heat sauté carrots, peppers, zucchini, and squash until softened.
  4. In a small sauce pan, melt butter.
  5. Add lemon juice to melted butter and sauté garlic for 5 minutes.
  6. When vegetables are softened, turn heat to medium high and sauté for 5 minutes.
  7. Drain pasta and return to the pot.
  8. Add vegetables and sauce and stir until coated.
  9. Salt and add Parmesan cheese to taste.

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