Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Quinoa and Fresh Veggies

Quinoa and Fresh Veggies

So the original recipe called for plain penne pasta but I threw in quinoa pasta instead, as a healthier alternative, still came out great. Enjoy!

  • 8oz uncooked penne pasta (Try Ancient Harvest Quinoa Pasta)
  • 1 C sliced carrots
  • 1 Tbls olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 C fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 C sliced yellow squash
  • 1 C green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 Tbls fresh basil, chopped or 1 tsp dried
  • 1 tsp. fresh minced thyme or 1/4 tsp dried
  • 1 tsp. fresh minced oregano or 1/4 tsp dried
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 2 1/2 c. chopped tomatoes
  • 5-6 Tbls grated Parmesan cheese
  • Cook pasta according to directions, drain and set aside.
  • While cooking pasta, heat oil in large skillet, saute carrots until crisp/tender, add garlic and saute for 1-2 minutes more.
  • Stir in broccoli, tomatoes, squash, green pepper and seasonings. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes covered, or until vegetables are tender.
  • Stir in pasta and sprinkle with cheese.

Pasta Face-Off! Quinoa vs Whole Wheat

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