Friday, July 20, 2012

Pasta - A light meal

This could pass of as a salad. But we made a meal of it.  Using some leftover veggies that were in the refrigerator.  And one of those - add anything and it could still taste right - kind of a dish.  No tomato base or a heavy sauce.  So no guilt with the extra helping.


Donna Hays says that you should use 100 gms of pasta per person ( tip provided by L - and we thought she was wrong - but found out that she was indeed right! )

Ingredients:
Pasta - 200 gms
Spinach - 1 bunch
Carrot - 1 large
Beetroot - 1 medium
Cabbage - 50 gms
Cheese Cubes - 3  - use at least another couple more
Italian Seasoning - 1/2 -1 tsp
(this one had dehydrated onion, garlic, bell peppers and herbs)
Chilie flakes - 1 tsp
Pepper powder - to taste
Salt - as desired
Olive oil - 4-5 tbsp

Boil the beet - and juliene
Blanch the spinach and shred.

Cook the pasta al dente

Julienne the carrots.
And also make strips of cabbage.

Cut the cheese into small bits

Heat a pan.
Add the olive oil.
Throw in the shredded cabbage - sauté 
This helps in caramelisation and you do get a overpowering smell of cabbage but ignore it - it tastes great
And after a few mins the carrot juliennes - continue to sau·té  till the carrot is cooked but still has a crunch
Add the seasoning - or the ingredients separately - do not forget the garlic, chilie flakes and ground pepper

Take a large bowl.
Put the cooked pasta
And the vegetables - ( the beet, spinach, carrot, cabbage) and the cheese
Salt to taste

Lightly warm the dish if you like.  Drizzle a little more olive oil - adds to the taste
Serve 















32 comments:

  1. Very nice. looks healthy and delicious. I sure it was yummy too. first time to your blog. Interesting

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  2. very light and healthy breakfast..
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  3. colorful pasta... looks really light...

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  4. Colourful, healthy and light

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  5. Wow, yummy pasta..sounds healthy too!

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  6. what a simple, colorful and yummy pasta

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  7. Light n pretty looking meal...

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  8. Hi Radha,

    Looks Delicious !!!

    Neat presentation:))

    Keep up this GooD work...

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  9. lovely combination of flavours in the pasta

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  10. Catchy,colourful and my kid's fav pasta..

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  11. Simple and yummy! Do drop by Padhuskitchen if time permits

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  12. Great looking pasta, I love the simplicity of making pasta...:-)

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  13. Loved the combination of veggies in this pasta bowl..

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  14. Delicious colorful pasta. Love to have it.

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  15. You would think the quantity wouldn't be enough but you realise how much you can over eat once the 100gms fills you up. We make around 110-120depending on how hungry we are. Looks delicious

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  16. delicious and colourful..nice pasta..

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  17. I thought it was salad only! true it will make a hearty meal by itself. I am willing to try this.

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  18. very interesting & healthy recipe..:P
    Tasty Appetite

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  19. Very nice and light meal

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  20. good one...both for breakfast and dinner!

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  21. absolutely fantastic flavors & presentation
    Tasty Appetite

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  22. Hi Radha ,

    Looks delicious !!!

    And Do collect your

    SunShine Blog Award at

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    EnjoYYYY !!!!

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  23. Very yummy , healthy n colorful pasta.

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  24. Pasta looks so yummy and colourful. Love to have it.

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