Saturday, March 22, 2008

Pasta Primavera with Chicken

It's springtime! The weather is great, my veggies and herbs are in the garden (I sure do hope I have a green thumb. I guess only time will tell...), it's time for pasta primavera!

Here's my version - which was dictated mostly by what veggies I had in the fridge

Ingredients -
- 1 lb whole wheat Fusili
- 2 zucchini
- 3 big handfuls of spinach
- 1 large can of tomatoes (I always use whole tomatoes and chop them into cubes)
- 2 cloves of minced garlic
- 2 grilled chicken breasts
- 1 onion diced
- 1 tsp sugar
- salt and pepper to taste

Directions -
- Cut all the vegetables and meat into bite size pieces
- Put a little oil in the bottom of the pan/pot and saute the onion until soft
- Add garlic and saute a bit longer
- Add zucchini and cook until halfway done
- Add tomatoes (and half of the juice from the can) and sugar and cook down
- Undercook the pasta by ~2 minutes
- Drain pasta and add to sauce and veggies and the spinach
- Salt and pepper to taste and stir to mix sauce, pasta, and to wilt the spinach


JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

I love making pasta like this. I like grilling my veggies outside and then marinating them in oil, vinegar and spices! YUM! Perfect for summer.

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gaga said...

Jenndz - Thanks for the welcome and grilling is a great idea! I was just being lazy and trying to clear out the fridge, but will definitely grill the veggies first next time.