PASTA PRIMAVERA In honor of spring!
1 cup uncooked pasta
1 tablespoon vegetable oil or olive oil
½ onion, chopped into small pieces
½ carrot, cut into thin strips
½ cup asparagus or green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces
½ bell pepper, cut into small pieces
1 tomato (or a handful of cherry tomatoes), chopped into pieces
2 tablespoons vinegar or lemon juice
1/3 cup grated cheese, such as Parmesan
Salt and pepper to taste
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. When water boils, add in pasta and cook according to directions on package. When the pasta is done, drain in a colander.
Heat the oil in a second pot or pan, and add the chopped carrot and onion. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Next, add the asparagus or green beans, bell pepper, tomato, salt and pepper. Cook until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Other spices can be added if you have them at home, such as ½ teaspoon garlic powder, dried parsley, or dried basil. Mix them into the vegetables while they cook.
Add the cooked vegetables into the pot with the drained pasta. Mix in the vinegar/lemon juice. Sprinkle in the cheese and enjoy!
Recipe by Blake Roberts
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