February 5, 2009

Sunshine Pasta

I love pasta. I love how I can throw in just about any vegetable into it and make the dish look and feel like a million bucks. This pasta was the result of what I had in my crisper one morning. Just like my
Green Salad "happened", this sunshine pasta came together with a little bit of this and some of that.

1 cup Fusilli, prepared according to directions on the package
2 Medium Carrots, sliced and steamed
1 Orange Pepper, sliced
1 Yellow Pepper, sliced
1 Red Pepper, sliced
2 Tomatoes, sliced
1 Onion, sliced
1 tbsp Olive Oil
1 tsp Oregano
½ tsp Basil
½ tsp Parsley
1 tsp Chilli Flakes/Paprika
1 pod Garlic, finely chopped
Salt and pepper to Taste

Heat the oil in a pan and add the garlic. After a minute, add the onions and the chilli flakes/paprika. Fry for a minute more. Add the herbs and the tomatoes. Fry for 2-3 minutes. Add the peppers along with the carrots and cook for 4-5 minutes. Toss in the pasta. Season with salt and pepper. Serve hot.

This could be a quick fix lunch or dinner. I love the colours. What about you? Off this goes to dear Aparna as she hosts this month's edition of FIC-Orange, an event started by SunshineMom. That's quite a bit of Sunshine!


Finla said...

I love pasta too, i can eat them every day ( manner of speaking)
This looks so yumm.

FH said...

Lot of pasta dishes today in blogosphere! :))

Chockful of veggies and herbs, yumm!

A_and_N said...

I love the colours!

Aparna Balasubramanian said...

We love pasta too (especially Akshaya and me) and I keep doing this too. Putting wahtever veggies are in my fridge bin and whichever herbs catch my fancy.:)

Aparna Balasubramanian said...

Me again, Its only just now that I noticed this was for FIC too.
Very apt. :)
Thanks for participating.

Cheffie-Mom said...

Sounds delicious! And I love the name of the recipe!

amna said...

since i am on a low card diet, pasta is something i try to stay away from. trying to get some whole wheat pasta though..

Sig said...

Great minds, eh? Fusilli here too.. :) Looks very pretty..

Aarti said...

I lovee pastas toooo... shall try this out tonite!! :)

SMN said...

pasta is my all time fav looks so yum

Sunshinemom said...

What you said is perfectly true! You could add anything to it and it will taste great anyway:) I add some sauce too:)

suvi said...

and I am just about to do a post on fusilli! Yours looks absolutely yummmmeeeeee

Bindiya said...


musical said...

Lovely dish with a lovely name!

Namratha said...

Its a whole lot of fun creating pasta dishes isn;t it? I love doing it too...a little bit of this and that...gotto love pasta! :)

Rico said...

This recipe name suits the dish down to a tea, very colourful and joyful as well as tasty I am sure. thx 4 sharing